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Will Doxycycline Help Strep Throat
I think I have strep throat and the only medicine I have right now is Doxycycline Mono 100G, will this help until I can get to a real diagnosis?
One of the poorest: The effectiveness of this drug for strep is one of the poorest on record. Almost like doing nothing at all.You have at least a week from the start of symptoms to initiate treatment before the long term complications of strep can begin to form. Use it to get in & find out if this is really strep & get treated properly. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can you take doxycycline and Amoxicillin same day. I have strep throat and I took doxycycline b4 I was diagnosed. or how long before I can take, morni?
What to do if I have strep throat and am snowed in with monodox (doxycycline monohydrate) (tetracyclin) already here. What does should I take?
Prescribed both doxycycline hyclate oral (for staph on piercing site) and penicillin (for strep throat). Safe to take these at the same time?
I have strep throat and was prescribed a zpack 5 day dose. I also have a uti which a different Dr prescribed vibramycin 100 mg. Can I take both?
Macrobid/Doxycycline: Macrobid is an antibiotic used in treating urinary tract infection. Doxycycline can be used to treat strep infection. Antibiotics of choice for strep throat is penicillin or amoxicillin, for ear infection amoxicillin or augmentin. Important to not self diagnose or use left over antibiotics. Follow up with doctor for definitive evaluation and treatment. ...Read more
What is causing me to break out in hives? Well i don't have health insurance and i've had strep throat since sunday. For the strep throat i've taken some left over doxycycline since it is an antibiotic. My sore throat is clearing up, but i've broken out i
There : There are two possibilities here: #1.-you likely did not have a strep infection, but a viral pharyngitis (throat infection) and you are feeling better because time has passed, not from the antibiotics, a mere coincidence. With viral pharyngitis you can develop a viral exanthem (rash) towards the end of the infectious process. This is self limiting. #2.- you have strep that is resistant to doxycline and know you have developed scarlet fever (rash) if this is the case you will need a change of medication. I recommend you find a low or no cost clinic in your area and schedule a visit. Lastly, remember it is never wise to self treat with antibiotics. Best of luck. ...Read more
Yes: Although there is a common misconception that babies don't get strep, they can and frequently do, especially if there are school age children in the home, or if the child attends daycare. If you think your child has a sore throat, they need to be seen. If they have a positive strep test, they require antibiotics to prevent rheumatic fever. Strep cannot be diagnosed without a strep test or culture. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer