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Pain in stomach. Taking advil (ibuprofen) and penicillin for strep. Why is my stomach throbbing like hunger pain and cramping.

Uncertain but.. Sometimes use of antibiotics can throw off the growth of healthy bacteria in the gut - so that is one possibility. Another possible issue is that NSAID's can sometimes cause GI upset. Read more...

I have strep throat and am on penicillin. I'm taking Advil (ibuprofen) 400mg for pain and inflammation but am still in a lot of pain. What more can I do?

Need more info. Did your doctor do a throat culture for strep? If not it should be done. If positive & still not better then may need different antibiotic. If strep test negative then you may have a viral sore throat & do not need an antibiotic. Throat lozenges help with the pain. Gargling with an OTC mouthwash may also help relieve the pain better than Advil (ibuprofen). If no improvement in 4-5 days revisit your physician. Read more...
Gargle. Warm salt water gargle really help w/ the pain. The saltiness matches the natural body fluid condition and is really soothing. Alternatively, some find that organic apple cider vinegar w/ or w/out a pinch to baking soda (fizzy) helps. Try either or both. The cider mix is okay to swallow - not the salt water. Tea w/ lemon juice and honey (I won't tell if you add a dash of rum) is good to drink. Read more...

4yr old has fever 4 days after starting Penicillin. Has neck pain and fever that goes away after taking Advil (ibuprofen). Should we go back to the ER?

Penicillin failure. With a child - why take a chance? The fact that FOUR days of penicillin hasn't done anything proves it is not effective. If it's a bacterial infection, there could be resistance. If it's viral or something else, the diagnosis is still in question since they gave u an antibiotic that doesn't work for that. You need answers, so pls go back. Tylenol/Motrin only affect temp not the disease itself. . Read more...
Fever. Chances are, your child has a viral condition that is not responding to penicillin. if fever and neck pain persists a return to the ER for a recheck would be indicated. Read more...
I would seek care. Given the residual fever and neck pain further evaluation is necessary. If you have a pediatrician or family physician I would contact them. Otherwise the Urgent care/ER is an option. Read more...