How long does it take to clear up strep throat and an ear infection with a shot?

Strep throat. Whether the treatment is oral or intramuscular antibiotics, strep bacteria in the throat is wiped out in 24 hours when one is no longer contagious. The advantage of the shot is that it lasts for 10 days provided it was la bicillin. Oral meds should be taken daily for 10 days to prevent complications from the infection.

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My son went to the dr. And was prescribed amoxicillin 400/5ml. He takes 6.75ml twice daily for 10 days (strep throat).will that cover a ear infection?

It should. ... You don't mention how much your child weighs, so it is to say for certain the dose he's on is correct. Most of the time the dosage used for strep throat is for an ear infection as well, especially in a 5 year old. In younger kids we sometimes use higher dosing for otitis, but Amoxicillin for strep/ears is a good regimen. Read more...
Coverage. The medication is dosed for his weight, but Amoxicillin is a good choice for ear infections and otitis media. I would recommend a follow up visit. Read more...

Can ear infection turn into strep throat?

Not usually. The organism that causes strep throat, Group A streptococcus, is less often the cause of an ear infection in most cases (it can). Usually inflammation in the throat translates to ear pain and vice versa. Many viruses of course cause pain in both areas. If you are receiving treatment already for the ear, then a sore throat may be normal in the coarse of recovery. Fluids and rest are a must. Read more...
Separate real estate. Ear infections arise after mucous accumulates in the middle ear during a cold or other event.Throat germs climb up the Eustachian tubes to feed on it. It becomes a separate walled off infection. A person can acquire a strep throat at near the same time but not from the ear. (the germs of ear infections are different.) Read more...

Hi can a ear infection cause strep throat because My throat is hurting it started hurting today. So could ear infection turn into strep throat.?

No. An ear infection is always secondary to an infection, viral or bacterial in the back of the nose. Never the other way around. That is, an ear infection does not lead to a throat infection. It is most likely that a throat/nose infection, usually viral leads to an ear infection. Incidentally, Streptococcus is not a common bacterial cause of otitis media. Read more...

Could strep throat normally cause ear infections?

No. This is a separate location with separate vulnerabilities. The germ is rarely found in samples taken from ear pus. The conditions that accompany a strep throat, like swelling of the structures can indirectly set up conditions ripe for a middle ear infection to occur. Read more...

6yr/o has had 4 ear infections, strep throat and a uti since January. Is this normal or is this concerning? What can cause all these infections?

See remark. It is CONCERNING ! Has he been seen by a pediatrician ?,family doctor ? If you are close to a medical center ,children hospital, this 6 yr old MUST be evaluated ,otherwise the child will have serious future consequences. Read more...

I had strep throat one week ago and the doctor gave me penicillin. I'm fine now but now my right ear hurts really bad. Can this be an ear infection?

Maybe,maybe not. It may just be fluid trapped behind a swollen eustachian tube. If it is an ear infection, plain penicillin may not be an effective drug to fix it. A followup with your doc may be necessary to sort this out. Read more...

Daughter has strep throat and ear infections. Today noticed what looks like a bruise across the bridge of her nose and 2 hard lumps either side of it?

STREP TONSILLITIS. Strep tonsillitis and ear infection and possibly adenitis bilateral.She should be on antibiotic like Amoxil (amoxicillin) for 10 days to take care of these multiple infections and to be rechecked after treatment. Read more...
Some details. Where are the lumps? Are you talking about on her neck or on the sides of her nose? Are the lumps painful? Does she have confirmed strep or just a sore throat. Add an image if you can because that can help narrow down the possible causes. Read more...

I know streptococcus bacteria cause strep throat - can they also cause ear infections? Is there a vaccine available for these bacteria?

Yes. Streptococcus pyogenes causes strep throat. Streptococcus pneumoniae causes ear infections. There is a vaccine for streptococcus pneumoniae. Read more...
Yes and no. Yes it can cause ear infections and no there is no current vaccine for prevention. Read more...