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Will minocycline help strep throat?

Will minocycline help strep throat?

No: The strep bacteria is not sensitive to tetracyclines of which Minocycline is one form. Penicillin is the treatment of choice unless you have a penicillin allergy in which case an Erythromycin such a Azithromycin would be appropriate. Check with your doctor.

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Minocycline (Definition)

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

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

Cephalosporins: Strep pharyngitis in most of 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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 others around you.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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What can be used against strep throat fast?

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.

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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.

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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..: ...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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Can strep throat be spread from you to you child?

Can strep throat be spread from you to you child?

Yes it can: Strep thoat can be spread among family members and to other contacts. Antibiotics may decrease the risk to spread strep throat to another person.

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What can you do to tell if you have strep throat?

Streph test: You need a streph test to know for sure. Tonsils may be beefy red with white exudates. Lymph nodes may be swollen. May have fever & pain with swallowing.

Pharynx (Definition)

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