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If I do have strep. What antibiotics should I get? Penicillin right? Like amoxicillin?
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Dr. Michael Ein
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
In brief: See below
For a strep throat treatment is usually 10 days of penvk or amoxicillin.
In penicillin allergic patients with streptococcal pharyngitis the macrolides-erythromycin, biaxin (clarithromycin) or zithromax as well as Clindamycin are effective. If the penicillin allergy was only a rash and not immediate hypersensitivity cephalosporin antibiotics are safe and effective.

In brief: See below
For a strep throat treatment is usually 10 days of penvk or amoxicillin.
In penicillin allergic patients with streptococcal pharyngitis the macrolides-erythromycin, biaxin (clarithromycin) or zithromax as well as Clindamycin are effective. If the penicillin allergy was only a rash and not immediate hypersensitivity cephalosporin antibiotics are safe and effective.
Dr. Michael Ein
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Dr. Gregory Hines
Family Medicine
In brief: That should work
Group a strep is susceptible to most antibiotics such as amoxicillin.
See your physician for a prescription.

In brief: That should work
Group a strep is susceptible to most antibiotics such as amoxicillin.
See your physician for a prescription.
Dr. Gregory Hines
Dr. Gregory Hines
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