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What Is Usually Prescibed For Strep
What is the cause for strep uti? Treated with cipro (ciprofloxacin) and it came back. Is amoxicillin a good choice and what is the usual dosage for strep uti?
Yes: Streptococcal bacteria can be "normal" flora in the vagina or rectum/gi tract but if they get into the bladder, they can cause problems/utis. Amoxicillin may have better activity against streptococcal bacteria than cipro, (ciprofloxacin) but it depends on the sensitivity. A typical dose is 500mg taken every 8 hours for 3-7days depending on the severity of the infection (eg if kidney involvement is present/suspec. ...Read more
The very first one: Most medical guidelines recommend penicillin as the first line agent to treat strep throat. However, i feel that Amoxicillin ( a derivative of penicillin) is more often prescribed simply because it is more tolerable/less side effects. This is debatable. It is important to treat strep pharyngitis as it can cause an array of medical problems down the line in the form of rhematic fever. ...Read more
Anti fungal meds: A yeast infection is treated with anti-fungal medications like nystatin. Once symptoms are eradicated, you can take steps to improve your immune system to prevent further infection. If you have not been on antibiotics recently, you should have a physical with blood work to determine the reason for the infection. See your pcp for help in that endeavor. ...Read more
Amoxicillin: Amoxicillin is a penicillin derivative antibiotic. Some bacteria manufacture enzymes called beta-lactamases and the addition of clavulanate to the amox blocks this enzyme from destroying the penicillin. This drug is active against many different bacteria, and often used for upper respiratory tract or urinary tract infections, but may be of value in others. Discuss with the person who prescribed. ...Read more
See below: I assume you are talking about a strep. Throat. This is usually treated with Penicillin VK or amoxicillin. Oral cephalosporins are the next choice. Clindamycin can be used in a dose of 150-300 mgs. 3-4 times a day but it has a higher side effect rate including diarrhea and antibiotic induced c.Difficile colitis. ...Read more
How effective is acyclovir at treating hpv?Dr. Prescribed this to me.I know its usually for herpes.
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
If verified- treat: The majority of sore throats are viruses, but if you have verified strep you should have it treated with an antibiotic. Symptoms may improve in a day or two without treatment, but complications would still be possible without proper treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Antibiotic for strep: 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
Doctor prescribed vagmycin for enterococcus found 2 weeks ago. Is it possible for this bacteria to go away on its own or is treatment necessary?
Proper treatment: We live with bacteria all around us-some good/some bad, and a large proportion that are in the middle- just 'there'. With enterococcus, that's one of those bland germs that really doesn't do much. I would want to know 'what kind' of infection we're talking about- because that is the whole key. The finding of a microbe means nothing by itself, but needs to be related to the patient's symptoms. ...Read more
What is the proper dosage of Amoxicillin for an adult with Strep throat? I'm on 500mg 2x/day is this enough?
Yes: That is enough to do the job if you take it for 10 days. It's not just the dose. If you stop too soon you take a chance you won't eradicate it completely. ...Read more
PCN & take your meds: If you were tested and are sure it is streptococcus causing your throat problems, the best medicine is still penicillin or one very similar, such as amoxicillin. As important, though, is taking your medicine on time. Strep dies when the medicine in your system is above a certain level, so if you don't take your meds on time the strep can start to party again and multiply. Make sure you finish it! ...Read more
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