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When Was Strep Throat First Discovered
I've had strep throat twice, and first thought they were colds. How can a person tell the difference?
If taking Zithromax for strep throat and I vomited within 30 minutes to an hour of the very first dose (1 of 3) should I take another?
Mgt: You can repeat the dose, but the total course should be the same or 5 days. Please ask your PCP to call in another tablet. ...Read more
There is a painless patch in the back of my throat on my left tonsil. Could this be the first sign of strep throat or something more serious?
Why am I still in pain with strep throat after 4 days of taking amoxicillin I've had this 12 yrs in a row first year I didn't go to doctor?
This is Normal: The Amoxicillin is not being used to decrease the pain of the sore throat. The pain usually goes away in 2-5 days. The antiobioptics are being used to prevent a complication of strep known as Rheumatic Fever, which can affect your heart, jointasm and other things. That is why it is imprtant to comlete the full course of antibiotics and not stop them well you feel better. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Why do gps (or their mas) always aggressively insist i provide first day of last period? Reasons for visits include strep throat, shoulder injury, etc
Fetal injury prevent: Because you are capable of being pregnant, the question you find offensive is meant to protect the unborn, if present. Many medicines will cause irreversible damage to the organ systems to, the unborn. In fact, we have a responsibility to you and the baby, and could be held responsible if appropriate care were not exercised in this regard. All sexually active women should be aware of this. ...Read more
Hello. I was diagnosed with strep throat 3 days ago. Started taking azithromycin 2 tablets 250 mg first day and 1 everyday for 4 days. Not better!
Strep/Zithromax: I'm not surprised. More and more strep are becoming resistant to Azithromycin and it is not considered a very good antibiotic anymore for strep. Penicillin or Amoxicillin is still the treatment of choice by far. You need to call your doc back today, let them know you are not improving on the current antibiotic and request a change or re-evaluation (could you have something lie mono in addition?). ...Read more
I recently developed strep throat and around the first day I had it I was in a pool and I broke out in hives all over my waist, knees, arms, and thighs. (I’m a swimmer and rarely go a week without being in a pool and this has never happened before.) The s
Drug reaction: I presume that you were given an antibiotic for your strep throat. If this is the first time you took this kind of abx, you may develop an allergy to it in about 10 days. However if the hives occur only when you are in water, it is called aquagenic urticaria for which pre-medication with an antihistamine may help. Note that if cold water is the issue , you need to see an allergist. ...Read more
Microbiology: Anton van Leeuwenhoek, a scientist and microbiologist from Holland, discovered strep throat. He conducted various experiments and came up with different methods for using microscopes. He is famous for many biological discoveries and is often considered as the “Father of Microbiology” for his contributions. ...Read more
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