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Dr. Ted Anderson
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Sore throat, hurts when i swallow.No fever, im taking meds 4 a uti.Should i tell my dr, so i can get some penicillin, or should antibiotic for UTI help?

Sore throat, hurts when i swallow.No fever,  im taking meds 4 a uti.Should i tell my dr, so i can get some penicillin, or should antibiotic for UTI help?

Maybe: First of all, this is more likely viral than bacterial so antibiotics may not help. If it is bacterial, then the antibiotics you are taking for the UTI may be adequate for the throat infection, but you need to discuss this with your doctor. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Kwok
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If i'm allergic to penicillin, what can I take for my sore throat?

If i'm allergic to penicillin, what can I take for my sore throat?

Zithromax or others: Mild throat symptoms can be from cold viruses, strep throat, allergies, irritation, etc... It can be difficult to tell what the cause is. If symptoms only last 1-2 days, it was likely allergies, irritation, or a mild cold. Doctors have rapid 5-minute tests for strep. A primary care doctor can diagnose strep and start non-penicillin antibiotics (such as zithromax, or sometimes Omnicef or keflex). ...Read more

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Dr. David Schechter
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I had a sore throat for 8 days now shall i take penicillin ?

I had a sore throat for 8 days now shall i take penicillin ?

Probably not: Most sore throats are viral. They can be from post nasal drip or just viral infection in throat. Rarely bacterial tonsilitis or strep throat is the cause. These have more pain, difficulty swallowing, absence of cough, fever associated. See your doctor if your throat continues to hurt. ...Read more

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Dr. Elisabeth Farnum
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I have had a sore throat/cough/white spots on tonsils for 7days. I went to the doctor on day3, step rest was negative, prescribed zpack of azithromyacin (allergic to penicillin). Finishing zpack tomorrow, but only feel worse. Throat is more swollen, way m

I have had a sore throat/cough/white spots on tonsils for 7days. I went to the doctor on day3, step rest was negative, prescribed zpack of azithromyacin (allergic to penicillin). Finishing zpack tomorrow, but only feel worse. Throat is more swollen, way m

Could be mono: If you continue to feel poorly you should go back for a recheck. Sometimes mono can give these kind of symptoms. Mono is not a scary thing, it will usually pass on its own. If it is a more severe severe case there are some medications that can help. It can be associated with some other problems so it would be good to be checked if you do not get better. ...Read more

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Dr. Martin Raff
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I had strep throat and was put on penicillin for 10 days and finished my last dose a week ago and still have a lesser degree sore throat, i'm concerne?

I had strep throat and was put on penicillin for 10 days and finished my last dose a week ago and still have a lesser degree sore throat, i'm concerne?

Sore throat: How was strep diagnosed? If not done by culture it may not have been the cause of the sore throat. There are also some persons who have strep throat, and are simultaneously colonized with staph or other organisms that produce enzymes that destroy penicillin, rendering treatment useless. See your doctor and get re-examined. Good luck. ...Read more

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Dr. Larry Lutwick
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I'm taking penicillin vk 250mg since saturday for sore throat, my tonsills still swollen i can hardly drink. When will it start working? Thanks

I'm taking penicillin vk 250mg since saturday for sore throat, my tonsills still swollen i can hardly drink. When will it start working? Thanks

If there has been no: Response in two days, this is likely not streptococcal. Given your age, could be mononucleosis. Get checked. ...Read more

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Dr. James Long
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Before my root canal, I was prescribed Penicillin, in case there was an infection. I had my root canal and stopped the medicines. Today, about five days later, I have sore throat and general malaise. Is it a coincidence?

Sore throat : Tough one to answer. Certainly the pennicilin should not, of itself, cause sore throat. It could very well be a coincidence. It could be some other irritant from the procedure as well. ...Read more

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Dr. Randy Baker
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Is it normal to have bronchitis for over two weeks, even with a weeks worth of penicillin? Still congested, sore throat , cough and lots of mucus.

Is it normal to have bronchitis for over two weeks, even with a weeks worth of penicillin?   Still congested, sore throat , cough and lots of mucus.

Yes- try this: Bronchitis often lasts 6 weeks ; is almost always caused by viruses so penicillin ; other antibiotics don't help ; may cause harm. It's irresponsible for docs to prescribe antibiotics for bronchitis! pelargonium sidoides (sold as umcka) is proven to help much more than antibiotics- see http://bit.Ly/1f6rjci i've had tremendous success treating bronchitis with homeopathy- see http://bit.Ly/h97vwf. ...Read more

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Sore throat for a week or so and abscessed tooth takin penicillin for tooth help?!

Sore throat for a week or so and abscessed tooth takin penicillin for tooth help?!

Maybe not: Minor sore throat is often from a viral infection which is not affected by antibiotics. If you have a fever and a significant sore throat, you may have strep throat, which needs to be evaluated and tested (cultured) by your physician. ...Read more

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