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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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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 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?

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 others around you. ...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?

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..: ...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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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Which medicines can be used to treat strep throat?

See below: Penicillin, amoxicillin, cephalosporins, and higher dose of zithromax are usual choices.
One shot of benzathine penicillin is often utilized as well. ...Read more

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What are some possible strep throat complications?

What are some possible strep throat complications?

Heart/kidney/brain: Untreated strep can be followed by antibodies that attack your heart/kidney or brain. Rheumatic fever describes the systemic onset of this reaction where the patient is fairly ill & the heart & heart valves are inflamed. If the kidneys are attacked they can weaken & blood pressure goes up. If the brain is attacked you can develop a movement problem. Sometimes the tonsils just abscess & u risk dying. ...Read more

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What is the best course of action for strep throat?

What is the best course of action for strep throat?

Antibiotics plus.: If you have a sore throat with a positive swab for streptococcus pyogenes, I would recommend taking the course of antibiotics that was likely prescribed to you. I would stay hydrated and take any tylenol (acetaminophen) of Ibuprofen to help with any fevers, if any. ...Read more

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What to do if I have had strep throat for over a month?

What to do if I have had strep throat for over a month?

Recurrent Strep: Recurrent or persistent Strep infections are sometimes eradicated with a 2 weeks or longer course of cephalexin, which may be better at eradicating the carrier state than Amoxil (amoxicillin). Tonsillectomy is necessary for some people with recurrent episodes. ...Read more

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Please tell me what does a strep throat test feel like?

QUICK STREP TEST: Is an easy, valuable test done in most of the offices with result in 10 min. With a q-tip, the doctor will touch your both tonsils and back of pharynx (each one second- total 3 sec. To take swab). Some people has strong gag reflux, so agitation makes this scary. ...Read more

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What are the later symptoms of strep throat if untreated?

Lucky vs unlucky: In some lucky ones (probably the majority) the symptoms subside in 3-7 days and nothing bad happens at all. In some, the germ makes an erythrotoxin that produces a sunburn like rash that causes itching & skin pealing. In some, the body develops antibodies that can cause kidney damage & high blood pressure. In some, the antibodies attack the heart or brain producing rheumatic fever & long term pbs. ...Read more

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What is a good way to determine if you have strep throat?

What is a good way to determine if you have strep throat?

Strep test/ culture: It is diagnosed with a strep test & culture. Sxs of strep throat can include: large, red painful tonsils with white exudates; small red dots on the roof of the mouth; swollen lymph nodes on the neck; fever, headache, rash, difficulty swallowing, fatigue & rash. ...Read more

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I'm worried about my strep throat issues. What should I do?

I'm worried about my strep throat issues. What should I do?

What issues??: Strep throat is easily confirmed by simple office test & easily treated by antibiotics. You have just more than a week to treat with antibiotics from first symptoms to prevent most of the troubling problems that occur without treatment. Please restate your question with a specific qestion. Questions are not linked on the site, so be as complete as possible in your new submission. ...Read more

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Why did I randomly get strep throat if no one I know had it?

Why did I randomly get strep throat if no one I know had it?

U R Compromised: Strep is in your mouth all of the time. It is an opportunistic bacteria and you may have been compromised. Gargle with listerine without alcohol several times per day. Use a saline nose spray. If not better in a few days see your doctor. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what are natural ways to cure strep throat?

Antibiotics: If you have streph throat you need antibiotics. Please be evaluated. Gargling with salt water or aloe vera juice can be beneficial as well. ...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