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Doctor insights on: What To Take For Strep If Allergic To Penicillion

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I'm allergic to penicillin and camping in remote area. Will 150 mg. Clindamycin. Treat my strep? Should I double it? How often do I take it?

I'm allergic to penicillin and camping in remote area. Will 150 mg. Clindamycin. Treat my strep? Should I double it? How often do I take it?

Talk to doctor: I think catching a strep infection from camping is at the very low risk category. You should be more worried over GI or sinus issues. Discuss with your doctor re the best choice for your travel destination since clindamycin may lead to serious GI issue for some people and this is not something you would ever want to suffer in a remote area. ...Read more

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Group b strep positive and allergic to ceclor. Will I be able to take penicillin during labor?

Group b strep positive and allergic to ceclor. Will I be able to take penicillin during labor?

Probably not: When a woman is allergic to penicillins and has group b strep, she should be tested during pregnancy to see what other antibiotics her gbs is sensitive to. That way, they will know what antibiotic to treat you with when you are in labor. ...Read more

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Strep throat and allergic to antibotics. I'm in so much pain, what else can I take to soothe the pain?

Strep throat and allergic to antibotics. I'm in so much pain, what else can I take to soothe the pain?

Need antibiotics: People who have tests that show they have strep throat need antibiotics to cure their infection and to prevent a complication called rheumatic fever, which can occur with untreated group a streptococcus infections. You need to be tested to make sure you do have strep throat, then your provider needs to find an antibiotic that works against strep that you are not allergic to. ...Read more

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What can I take if I am allergic to penicillin and I have strep throat?

What can I take if I am allergic to penicillin and I have strep throat?

See below: In penicillin allergic patients with streptococcal pharyngitis the macrolides-erythromycin, biaxin (clarithromycin) or zithromax as well as Clindamycin are effective. If the penicillin allergy was only a rash and not immediate hypersensitivity cephalosporin antibiotics are safe and effective. ...Read more

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Group b strep question allergic to penicillin and azithromycin so what can I take?

Doc will decide: There are several options that your doc will have in this situation. The most effective use of antibiotics in gbs carriers is when administered IV during labor. Oral meds do not seem to be as effective. ...Read more

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When I take Amoxicillin I have some difficulty breathing. Is this normal, a side-effect or an allergic reaction? I am taking it for Strep Throat.

When I take Amoxicillin I have some difficulty breathing. Is this normal, a side-effect or an allergic reaction? I am taking it for Strep Throat.

Med allergy: Difficulty breathing associated with taking a medication likely indicates allergy to the medication. Tightness in the throat suggests a severe reaction. In either case, the medication should be stopped. Severe symptoms require immediate medical attention. ...Read more

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I'm allergic to everything but cipro (ciprofloxacin) and levaquin just got off 10 days of levaquin for strep didn't help sore throat time. Have it back what can I take?

I'm allergic to everything but cipro (ciprofloxacin) and levaquin just got off 10 days of levaquin for strep didn't help sore throat time. Have it back what can I take?

Virus, not strep?: The large majority of pharyngitis (sore throat) is viral, and no antibiotic works against viruses. Lack of improvement on levofloxacin (Levaquin®) is evidence it wasn't strep to begin with, or that it was strep plus a virus. This should continue to clear up on its own. Check with your doctor if it continues more than another few days. ...Read more

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If I am allergic to Bactrim, (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) can I take cephalexin for strep throat?

If I am allergic to Bactrim, (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) can I take cephalexin for strep throat?

Yes: It should be fine. As long as you are not allergic to penicillins or cephalosporins taking cephalexin is ok. Good luck ...Read more

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Is there another medication to take for strep throat bacteria?

Is there another medication to take for strep throat bacteria?

Strep antibiotics: Another medication - are you taking one right now? The antibiotic of choice for strep throat is Penicillin VK (most potent and cheapest) and its derivatives. If allergic to it, other choices are the Erythromycin group, Cipro (ciprofloxacin) group, cephalosporin group. The last group should be taken with caution as there could be an associated cross-allergy in 10% of people. ...Read more

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I weigh 150lbs......Is 1500 mg of amoxicillin ok to take for strep throat for 10 days?

I weigh 150lbs......Is 1500 mg of amoxicillin ok to take for strep throat for 10 days?

Yes: A daily total dosage of 1500mg of Amoxicillin for 10 days is appropriate for strep pharyngitis in a 43 year old female. ...Read more

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How long after exposure to strep does it take your body to feel its symptoms?

How long after exposure to strep does it take your body to feel its symptoms?

Depends on You & exp: Group a strep is variable in its effect. During the year there are strep carriers around (5+/-%) who seem never to get sick but can pass it on.Asymptomatic carriage in winter is higher. If u are susceptable (we can't be sure who) then u probably become sick within 3 days. U have 9-10 days to rx & stop most bad effects on kids. Simple office tests can confirm a sore throat is really strep & not viral. ...Read more

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I started taking penicillin a day and a half ago for strep class c. I still feel terrible if not worse. How long will it take to kick in?

Call your doctor NOW: You really should start to feel better. Depending on the thpe of infection you have, it may have developed into something that requires further intervention such as intravenous antibiotics, or else a drainage procedure of abscess. Regardless, prompt attention is needed, to minimize complications. ...Read more

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How long does it take for strep rash to heal?

How long does it take for strep rash to heal?

Within 7 days: Usually it will resolve within 7 days of treatment. It can be followed by mild peeling of the skin. ...Read more

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Can the doctors need to take blood for a strep test?

Can the doctors need to take blood for a strep test?

No: Throat swab is fine for sore throat. 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. ...Read more

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How long will it take for lymph node to go down after strep is cleared up?

Lymph node: It may take up to 1 to 3 weeks for the swollen lymph node to subside after you are done with antibiotics. If the lymph node is still bigger and painful then, the patient needs to be seen. ...Read more

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How long does it take for the white dots to disappear if you have strep or tonsilitis?

How long does it take for the white dots to disappear if you have strep or tonsilitis?

7-10 days usually: If it is due to tonsillitis and you take antibiotics. Some people have "tonsilliths" (tonsil stones) which will not get better with antibiotics. These appear as whitish pockets of debris that are actually inside the tonsil and sort of poking out. If you've been treated, your throat isn't sore, and you still have white spots-that's likely a tonsillith. See your md if you're concerned. ...Read more

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Had strep. Thought it went away by meds so I didn't take them. Week later glands r swollen. Is it back?

Had strep. Thought it went away by meds so I didn't take them. Week later glands r swollen. Is it back?

Strep: Chances are it never went away in the first place Do take your medication, Rheumatic fever, glomerulonephritis or St Vitus Dance are not fun diseases to have if you don't take your medication as ordered ...Read more

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What do I take for strep throat?

What do I take for strep throat?

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 more

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Can you take clindamyon for strep throat?

Can you take clindamyon for strep throat?

Get a proper Dx 1st: About 60% of sore throats are viral & require no meds. If you take old meds every time you feel ill, you increase the creation of superbugs in our world with minimal benefit to you. Strep can be verified with a quick test & treatment with penicillin is 100% effective. Clindamycin is rarely if ever indicated for strep infections due to its side effects and the availability of less toxic meds. ...Read more

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Is it okay to take hydrocodone for strep throat?

Is it okay to take hydrocodone for strep throat?

Yes, but: Most would consider it overkill. Most would consider a therapeutic dose of Ibuprofen (600 mg max for adult) as adequate for discomfort. Proper confirmation through testing and antibiotics would be the mainstay of treatment. ...Read more

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What causes strep in women who are not sexually active and who take showers often?

What causes strep in women who are not sexually active and who take showers often?

Which type?: There is strep A, a well known cause of throat infections; strep B, a common transient germ in the poo or female genital tract, and many others. I suppose you are interested in the genital strep B, which is randomly found in about 1/3 of women at any time. It is just a common germ found in nature picked up on your hands. You ingest the germ and it survives the gut to end up in other places. ...Read more

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given zithromyocin for strep yesterday : took 2: today still can't swallow and my glands are bigger and more painful. Should I take 2 today or 1?

given zithromyocin for strep yesterday : took 2: today still can't swallow and my glands are bigger and more painful. Should I take 2 today or 1?

No: Use the medication as prescribed only as your symptoms will improve gradually. Keep yourself hydrated and use tylenol (acetaminophen) /motrin for pain if no contraindications. Warm salt water gargle as needed. See your doctor if all these do not improve your symptoms ...Read more

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Prescribed amoxicillin for strep. Rapid test showed very very faint line. Took 1st dose @ 2 pm. Can I take second dose now [email protected] 11 pm instead of 2 am?

Prescribed amoxicillin for strep. Rapid test showed very very faint line. Took 1st dose @ 2 pm. Can I take second dose now a@ 11 pm instead of 2 am?

Sounds fine: People who are taking amoxicillin twice a day can take one capsule in the morning, and one in the evening or at bedtime, without being exactly 12 hours apart... but the goal is to be 10-14 hours apart. A person with strep throat usually takes her amoxicillin for 10 days. ...Read more

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My 3 year old son is 32pounds and was given amoxicillin 400mg/5ml 100ml to take 5ml twice a day for strep. Take all&finish. Isn't the dosage too much

My 3 year old son is 32pounds and was given amoxicillin 400mg/5ml 100ml to take 5ml twice a day for strep. Take all&finish. Isn't the dosage too much

No, that dose is: Fine. There is a dosing range depending on the child's weight, which is 40-80 mg/kg/day. He is 14.5 kg, so this dose is 55mg/kg/day, which is perfectly fine. ...Read more

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What should I take when I have mono and strep throat?

Not Ampicillin: Take Penicillin VK or a cephalosporin antibiotic for the strep. Throat. Do not take Ampicillin or Amoxicillin which will cause a rash in 90% of persons with mono who take them. The ebv/mono generally does not require treatment unless it is complicated. ...Read more

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Would it be okay to take unprescribed antibiotics when you have strep throat?

Not a good idea: You? Have some abx left over from another illness that you didn't finish or you have some from a friend. You also do not know that you have strep by doing a confirmatory test. Treatment for strep is to prevent long term complications which requires a full treatment course. If you don't have it, you don't need to treat. If you do, the short amount you have won't stop complications. ...Read more

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What antibiotic works best if im allergic to pennicillan and have strep throat?

What antibiotic works best if im allergic to pennicillan and have strep throat?

Keflex: First, be sure you are really (or still) allergic to penicillin. Second, make sure you really have strep throat (some people have strep in their throat all the time!). Then your doctor can choose from several different cephalosporins. The cheapest one is the generic form of keflex. Zithromax is a distant third choice because rarely the bacteria are resistant. ...Read more