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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. ...Read more

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Minocycline (Definition)

Treats pimples and red bumps in acne patients who are 12 years of age and older. This medicine is a tetracycline antibiotic. Minocycline (minocin) is used to treat infections, such as urinary tract ...Read more


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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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Will Macrobid work on strep throat?

Will Macrobid work on strep throat?

No: It will not work.If you have a sore throat , have the diagnosis confirmed with a quick test and properly treated. Many sore throats are viral and need no antibiotics. ...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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Can you drink while on cefadroxil (antibiotics) for strep throat?

Can you drink while on cefadroxil (antibiotics) for strep throat?

Theoretically no: Alcohol in the blood stream inhibits white blood cells which act like pacman from locating and eating bacteria. How much this may inhibit the eradication of strep from the throat with antibiotics is not well studied. My practical side says to go ahead as long as it is not to excess. ...Read more

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Will azithromycin tablets for strep throat also help for pink eye?

Will azithromycin tablets for strep throat also help for pink eye?

Maybe: But strep rarely causes pink eye and azithromicin is not the best drug for strep with a high resistance rate. ...Read more

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Would azythromiycin help strep throat and or laryngitis ?

Would azythromiycin help strep throat and or laryngitis ?

Yes, but…: Azithromycin gets excellent tissue levels in the body, and strep is susceptible to it—if the infection is treated before it has spread to the bloodstream; then Azithromycin does not work well. If you have strep & aren't getting better, see your doc for re-evaluation. ...Read more

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What can you take for antibiotic resistant strep throat?

What can you take for antibiotic resistant strep throat?

Strep Throat: strep throat is rarely resistant to antibiotics. In case of resistant, high dose amoxil or augmentin, (amoxicillin and clavulanate) based on 90mg/kg/day can help to over come the resistant strain ...Read more

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Can You Get Strep Throat While On Antibiotics?

Can You Get Strep Throat While On Antibiotics?

Yes: Hannah, Not all antibiotics treat strep. Depending which antibiotic you are on, you could definitely get strep while on antibiotics. If you feel that you have strep, visit your doctor. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Need doctor's help! will macrodantin (nitrofurantoin) treat strep throat?

No: Not only is macrodantin, or nitrofurantoin, not good for that particular bacterium, but it works by concentrating in the urinary system. Macrodantin is not terribly effective against infection anywhere in the body but the urinary system. ...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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Can clindamycin cure strep throat?

Yes,but: It has so many negative side effects that its use is usually limited to toxic shock syndrome or necrotizing fasciitis (flesh eating bacteria) when less toxic antibiotics cannot be used. ...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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How can you treat strep throat without antibiotics?

How can you treat strep throat without antibiotics?

Playing the odds: You can always play the odds and see what happens.Like the folk in the early 1900s.They also had strep and it passes.However, about 1/200 developed 1of 3 patterns of complications.The brain thing, st vitas dance put some in mental hospitals.The kidney thing led to sudden kidney failure that some did not survive.The heart thing ate up valves and left many weak for the remainder of a short life. ...Read more

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How quickly do strep throat symptoms respond to penicillin?

How quickly do strep throat symptoms respond to penicillin?

Strep throat: Symptoms may improve within 6-8 hours after taking penicillin and feel a lot better within 24 hours, at which time one is no longer contagious. ...Read more

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Does bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) help a sore throat?

Most sore throats : Are viral. Shouldn't take antibiotics without an indication. Antibiotics treat bacterial infections. Get evaluated for strep throat if you have significant issue. ...Read more

Pharynx (Definition)

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


Strep Throat (Definition)

A throat infection caused by a strep bacteria that responds ...Read more