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What Is Usually Prescibed For Strep
Can my sons doctor prescribe something for pain for my two year old that has extreme strep, tylenol (acetaminophen) and motrin just are not even cutting it anymore : (?
Call your doctor: First, be sure you are giving the right dosage of the medications for your child's weight. Acetaminophen with Codeine is one option if otc cold medication is not helping. However if symptoms are worsening despite antibiotics or he is not able to swallow, you may need to have him seen again to be sure nothing more serious is going on that would warrant a different treatment regimen. ...Read more
I have a bad case of strep throat infected white pus pockets all over my throat taking amoxicillin not working can you prescribe something stronger?
Using this site: This is the public HT site where we accept questions from the public & provide general information. We do not offer to diagnose or treat anyone for anything. True strep is universally killed by amoxicillin in proper doses. You may have a concurrent mono or other germ which can prolong the symptoms. Contact the treating doc & arrange a follow up. ...Read more
Would a physician prescribe cough syrup for severe sore throat pain possibly associated with strep throat?
I just completed a dose of azithromycin for strep throat. My throat is still sore. It was for 5 days I read most doctors prescribe for 10?
Endemic: Group b strep (gbs) is present in or on the body of almost everyone. For pregnancy care we obtain a culture of the vagina, perineum, and anus at about 35 to 37 weeks to determine if gbs is present - which it is about 1/3 of the time. The gbs is present in the bowel in most people and it can travel to the vaginal and even sometimes cause bladder infections when it gets into the bladder. ...Read more
Hello my height is 5.3 and my age is 19+ I would like to grow my height by 6 inches and will follow that u prescribe and want to know abt growth plat?
Need in-person exam: The medicine is by prescription, so a woman goes to her Ob-Gyn to be evaluated for it. Whether or not medicine can be used also depends on the age of the baby fetus (the number of weeks pregnant). The doctor will talk with the patient to be sure that the patient is making a good permanent decision, because abortion is a hard decision for any woman to make. ...Read more
Many reasons: It only works as long as you take it, doesn't teach proper eating and exercise habits, is a controlled substance, has potential major toxicity, can be abused - is that enough? ...Read more
Medication: There could be multiple reasons 1 government rules and regs 2 is not a true chronic pain specialist 3 problem with the individual patient. 4 just doesn't want to based on individual backround ...Read more
Late onset Strep: In terms of INFANTS, late onset Group B Strep is an infection that infants develop from one week to 3 months after birth, presumably from being birthed from a Group B Strep untreated mother. This infection causes serious blood and spinal fluid infections. In older children and adults, you may be referring to being Group A Strep carrier, in which chronic subclinical infection is present. ...Read more
Possibly: Untreated, strep infection can resolve. However, you increase your risk for complications of strep, notably rheumatic heart disease. You also increase the risk to your contacts, which could catch strep from you. ...Read more
Antibiotics needed.: 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
Strep throat: There are people who are strep 'carriers' (i.e. They are symptomatic most of the time but cultures will remain positive, even after antibiotics. Eradicating these states is indicated to prevent others from getting infected. This often includes, clindamycin. Rifampin, or long term penicillin. Check with your physician. Recurrent strep- avoid others withstrep inf or carrier state. ...Read more
See answer: Strep F is Streptococcus anginosus. Strep F is a component of normal human bacterial flora and is found normally in the mouth, throat, sinuses, vagina and feces. It can cause infections, more often in immunocompromised or seriously ill patients. It is prone to cause abscesses, particularly the liver and brain. It normally doesn't cause tonsillitis (a strep throat)or pharyngitis. ...Read more
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