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Would doxycycline help strep throat?

Doxycycline: Hello, yes Doxycycline is an antibiotic that can be used for strep throat. See your family doctor for an ex. ...Read more

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It is the connection between the mouth and the throat. The 3 parts are the oropharynx, nasopharynx, and hypo-pharynx. The pharynx leads into the ...Read more


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Can I use doxycycline to treat strep throat?

Can I use doxycycline to treat strep throat?

You should have a : Proper evaluation to determine if you have strep throat. Self- treatment may not be in your best interest. ...Read more

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Doxycycline is it used to treat strep throat?

Doxycycline is it used to treat strep throat?

It could be.: It is used often for gram positive infections when patients are allergic to penicillin. It is also used for MRSA infections. ...Read more

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Doxycycline hyclate 100mg for strep throat?

Doxycycline hyclate 100mg for strep throat?

Doxycycline: Not the best drug for strep throat. Do you have allergies to other medications such as Penicillins? All the best. ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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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?

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?

Yes: They are two different classes of antibiotics that do not interact with each other. You can take both at the same time. Doxycycline does not have an effect against strep throat whereas amoxicillin does ...Read more

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I have strep throat and was prescribed a zpack 5 day dose. I also have an uti which a different Dr prescribed vibramycin 100 mg. Can I take both?

I have strep throat and was prescribed a zpack 5 day dose. I also have an uti which a different Dr prescribed vibramycin 100 mg. Can I take both?

No: I would not take both. Speak with your doctor that prescribed the antibiotic for the UTI and tell them you are already on a zpack or vice versa. ...Read more

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Can you take docycycline or macrobid for strep throat and ear ache/infection?

Can you take docycycline or macrobid for strep throat and ear ache/infection?

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

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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

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 now 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

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Allergic to penicillin & e-mycin, what else is there to use for strep throat?

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Allergic to penicillin & e-mycin, what else is there to use for strep throat?

Cephalosporins: Strep pharyngitis in most of the children with penicillin allergy can be treated with cephalosporins, e.g., Keflex or omnicef (cefdinir). Children who experienced anaphylactic reaction to penicillin should be treated with macrolide. ...Read more

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Can my baby catch strep throat?

Can my baby catch strep throat?

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 more

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How long would strep throat last?

How long would strep throat last?

Varies: Infection may last up to 10 days but symptoms of throat pain and discomfort, headache and malaise should improve within 24-48 hrs of starting antibiotics. ...Read more

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Can strep throat go away on its own?

Can strep throat go away on its own?

1st Sx will : Strep throat goes through several phases. The acute symptoms will eventually fade in most without rx. During the sub-acute phase, the body continues to make antibodies and a fraction (1/200) develop long term complications including kidney damage, heart damage(rheumatic fever) and brain injury. Antibiotics can stop the complications if started within ~10 days of first fever. ...Read more

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What can I do to treat strep throat?

What can I do to treat strep throat?

Antibiotics: Untreated strep throat can lead to serious complications. Complications can include infection of middle ear, sinuses, tonsils, skin & blood; scarlet fever, inflammation of the kidney (glomerulonephritis) & eventually rheumatic fever. Please see your physician for strep test/ culture. If strep +, you will need antibiotic treatment. ...Read more

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Does strep throat go away on its own?

Does strep throat go away on its own?

1st Sx will : Strep throat goes through several phases. The acute symptoms will eventually fade in most without rx. During the sub-acute phase, the body continues to make antibodies and a fraction (1/200) develop long term complications including kidney damage, heart damage(rheumatic fever) and brain injury. Antibiotics can stop the complications if started within ~10 days of first fever. ...Read more

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Will strep throat go away on its own?

Will strep throat go away on its own?

Not usually: Strep can be very serious and contagious. It is best to have a doctor examin you and prescribe the necessary medications to help elimiate the infection and help protect you and the surrounding others. ...Read more

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What tests do they do for strep throat?

What tests do they do for strep throat?

Depends: In most cases a quick strep preformed on a throat swab will be all that is needed if positive. If negative some might do a backup culture. If the pattern of your symptoms suggests a more involved process, a blood test for mono may be done, but these can be falsely negative early in the illness. ...Read more

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How can I tell if I've got Strep throat?

How can I tell if I've got Strep throat?

Strep Throat: For significantly sore throat w swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see physician & get a strep throat test & culture. Antibiotics are imperative for Strep Throat. ...Read more

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What are the strep throat home remedies?

Antibiotics: 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. Or gargle with aloe vera juice twice a day. ...Read more

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What can be used against strep throat fast?

Antibiotics needed: 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. Or gargle with aloe vera juice twice a day. ...Read more

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How can I tell if I'm getting strep throat?

How can I tell if I'm getting strep throat?

Sxs: Sxs of strep throat can include: pain of throat; large, red tonsils with white exudates; small red dots on roof of the mouth; swollen lymph nodes on neck; fever, headache, rash, difficulty swallowing, fatigue or rash. Complications can include infection of middle ear, sinuses, tonsils, skin, blood as well as scarlet fever, inflammation of kidney (glomerulonephritis) & eventually rheumatic fever. ...Read more

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How does strep throat look like in a mirror?

How does strep throat look like in a mirror?

You can not..: You can not reliably tell what is a strep infection and what is not by looking at it. Even doctors with lots of experience will make mistakes and get it wrong. In order to know whether there is a strep infection or not, a strep test must be performed. ...Read more

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Is it possible for my baby to get strep throat?

Is it possible for my baby to get strep throat?

Happens ...however: It is possible for an infant to acquire and be sick from the strep A germ. It is also possible for them to test positive and only be a carrier & never get sick from it. One issue that differs in young infants is the long term effects. Since their immune system is immature, they don't risk development of rheumatic fever like a 5 or 10 year old would. Treatment of carriers is unnecessary. ...Read more

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What does it look like if you have strep throat?

What does it look like if you have strep throat?

Strep appearance: The physical findings of a Strep throat infection can be variable but usually consists of redness, inflammation, enlarged lymph nodes under the chin/throat and white patches to the tonsils. ...Read more

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Can you get strep throat without having a feaver?

Can you get strep throat without having a feaver?

Yes : You don't always have to have a fever with strep throat. If it is a more advanced infection prior to treatment, them fever is more likely. ...Read more

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