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Z Pack Strep Throat
Just finished a z pack for strep throat. The white spots are gone from my tonsils but a painful yellowish area remains on the side of my throat.
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Yes: The symptoms will improve whether or not you take any medication. The considerable complications that can occur after strep can occur if you do not complete your medication. At one dose a day i would think it is not to difficult to complete the rx.Trying to "save some" for next time can put you at risk. ...Read more
Was diagnsd with strep throat and comp. a z pack (penicillin allergy). I have since dvlpd very painful sores on the roof of my mouth only. Normal?
Not usually: Although a drug reaction called Stevens Johnson Syndrome usually affects the mucous membrane, I suspect that your current problem is just a progression of the initial viral infection causing the sore throat (assuming that strep was not documented). If the problem persists, see your doctor or a dentist. In the meanwhile , ask your doctor if you should continue with ZPak. ...Read more
My throat has been hurting off and on for about two months. Strep test neg. Finished z pack sunday and now have huge white patches on throat. Advice?
Monilia: You probably are having fungal overgrowth as a result of recent antibiotic treatment. A less likely cause would be mononucleosis. Based on your history you may have a viral cause of your sore throat and didn't need the antibiotics in the first place. See the doctor if symptoms persist. ...Read more
I have a white spot towards the back of throat, strep and mono came back negative, was prescribed z pack but the white spot remains after 6 days.
What to do if I have strep, sore throat w/ white spots/swollen gland. can I take a z pack (azithromycin) with my daily meds?
Strep throat: Strep throat should be diagnosed by rapid strep test and/or throat culture. Azithro is acceptable alternative if allergic to penicillins. Short course of Azithro is generally fine when taken with other medications, however, there may be some specific drug interactions. You should check with pharmacist if you have specific concerns. ...Read more
Had strep. Finished meds (z pack/prednisone). Week later, sore throat again + bad headache (I have migraines). OTC no relief. Urgent care or wait? Thx
My throat has been hurting on and off for about a month? Treated for strep 4 weeks ago...What could it be? Had strep throat about a month ago, was put on z-pak...Started to feel better after a week but continued to have cold symptoms...Throat was still h
Yes : Yes it is possible that the strep infection did not resolve. See your physician to get reevaluated. It may also be a viral infection not responsive to antibiotics. ...Read more
I was just prescribed Z Pak for reoccurring Strep Throat. Is it safe for me to take an Aleve D while taking the Z Pak?
YES.: Assuming you aren't allergic to Aleve (Naproxen) or similar NSAID medications like Motrin (Iburofen) or aspirin, you can take it with ZPack. You may not need the D part of the Aleve D. It is a nasal decongestant that you might not need and has side effects like jitteriness and sleep disturbance. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I took amoxicillin at 6 am today (left over from previous perception). Is it OK to start a Z pak in the same day.I have strep throat?
OK: But a Zpack won't treat a strep throat. The dose is not the recommended dose and it should be a 7 day course reserved for patients allergic to Penicillin. The preferred drug is a Penicillin drug if you have no allergies and the proper dose and time frame. All the best. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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