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I am being treated for strep for a second time- first with amoxicillin now with ceftin (cefuroxime). Can the strep spread from my throat to my chest?

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Dr. Shalabh Bansal
Pediatrics
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In brief: Strep

Strep throat results in pain on swallowing with red, inflamed posterior throat.
It is highly susceptible to Amoxil (amoxicillin) (penicillins) but some people may require other medications. However, "spreading to chest" - do you mean you have a concurrent cough now, or chest pain. Some people have a viral/bacterial cough - please see your physician to further evaluate your symptoms.

In brief: Strep

Strep throat results in pain on swallowing with red, inflamed posterior throat.
It is highly susceptible to Amoxil (amoxicillin) (penicillins) but some people may require other medications. However, "spreading to chest" - do you mean you have a concurrent cough now, or chest pain. Some people have a viral/bacterial cough - please see your physician to further evaluate your symptoms.
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