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What is the antibiotic used to treat throat infections?

What is the antibiotic used to treat throat infections?

A variety: If it is a viral infection - no antibiotic is needed. Knowing the organism helps to determine the antibiotic selection. ...Read more

Pharynx (Definition)

It is the connection between the mouth and the throat. The 3 parts are the oropharynx, nasopharynx, and hypo-pharynx. The pharynx leads into the ...Read more


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Doxycycline is it used to treat strep throat ?

Doxycycline is it used to treat strep throat ?

It could be.: It is used often for gram positive infections when patients are allergic to penicillin. It is also used for MRSA infections. ...Read more

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What is commonly used to help a sore throat?

What is commonly used to help a sore throat?

Decrease symptoms: For significant sore throat with swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see physician & get a strep throat test/ culture. If you have strep throat, antibiotic therapy is imperative to prevent future complications. Consider tylenol (acetaminophen) or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications. Saltwater gargles: mix 1 tsp salt in 8 oz warm water – gargle several times a day. Or gargle with aloe vera juice twice a day. ...Read more

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Can a shot of pencillin be used to treat strep throat?

Can a shot of pencillin be used to treat strep throat?

Depends/works: For the average adult , the amount needed would require a load into both rear ends at the same session. There is too much volume to put in an arm shot or one bottom. Though this was once a preferred method (docs) to assure completion of treatment, it is not as common now as it used to be. ...Read more

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What is the best cure for strep throat?

What is the best cure for strep throat?

Antibiotic: Various treatments and types of antibiotics are prescribed for streptococcus infections. ...Read more

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What is amoxicillin used to treat in babies?

What is amoxicillin used to treat in babies?

Amoxicillin: This a broad spectrum penicillin derivative that can be used to treat a variety of bacterial infections. In babies it may be used for ear infection, strep throat, and others. Unfortunately it is often prescribed when there is no obvious need, just to be on the safe side. This practice must be balanced against potential complications. ...Read more

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Is a zpack enough to treat strep throat?

Is a zpack enough to treat strep throat?

Yes: Azithromycin (z-pack) is an alternate therapy commonly used for treatment of streptococcal infection for patients with penicillin allergies. This should be enough, but if does not improve in 3-5 days, then see your doctor. ...Read more

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What is the best way to cure strep throat?

What is the best way to cure strep throat?

Antibiotics: Properly diagnosed, strep throat is cured with appropriate antibiotics to prevent serious complications. ...Read more

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Is it important for strep throat to be treated?

Is it important for strep throat to be treated?

Depends: In the short term, most untreated patients will gradually feel better & return to a stable state of health.An estimated 1/200 will develop rheumatic fever and associated heart disease, kidney or brain impairments.Some of these will eventually die from complications if untreated. They also pass this & the risk on to others. If you relish infecting your family/friends roll the dice.I'd get treated ...Read more

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Is azithromycin a effective antibiotic to treat strep throat? Also what dosage is recommend doc gave me 250mg is that enough

Is azithromycin a effective antibiotic to treat strep throat? Also what dosage is recommend doc gave me 250mg is that enough

Usually works: In some parts of the country, and of the world, there is some resistance to azithromycin. In those cases, one can use penicillin, amoxicillin, cephalosporins, etc... For teens and adults the treatment can be a Z-pak, which contains 6 of the 250mg pills. For children, the dose is 12mg per kg each day (once a day) for 5 days. Larger doses of azithromycin may cause a lot of temporary stomach upset. ...Read more

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Which medicines can be used to treat strep throat?

Which medicines can be used to treat strep throat?

See below: Penicillin, amoxicillin, cephalosporins, and higher dose of zithromax are usual choices. One shot of benzathine penicillin is often utilized as well. ...Read more

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What exactly is the most effective way to cure a sore throat?

Sore throat: For significant sore throat with swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see physician & get a streph throat test. Consider tylenol (acetaminophen) or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications. Saltwater gargles: mix 1 tsp salt in 8 oz warm water – gargle several times a day. Or gargle with aloe vera juice twice a day. Add honey & a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea. ...Read more

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What can be used against strep throat fast?

Antibiotics needed: For significant sore throat with swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see physician & get a streph throat test. If you have streph throat, antibiotic therapy is imperative to prevent future compications. Consider tylenol (acetaminophen) or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications. Saltwater gargles: mix 1 tsp salt in 8 oz warm water – gargle several times a day. Or gargle with aloe vera juice twice a day. ...Read more

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Is cefaclor used to treat ear pain?

Is cefaclor used to treat ear pain?

Ear infection: Cefaclor (brand name ceclor) is commonly used to treat middle ear infections (those that occur behind the ear drum). There are many causes of pain in the ear that are not related to infection - especially throat, jaw, dental and sinus problems - and many of these will not respond to Ceclor or other antibiotics. ...Read more

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Strep Throat (Definition)

A throat infection caused by a strep bacteria that responds ...Read more