Clindamycin strep throat

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About nine days into it, I asked my boss/family doctor to do a throat swab. She looked at my throat, did a swab and did a rapid strep test at my request. It came out positive. I had immense problems with swallowing due to pain and after three antibiotics did not help, she sent me to an ENT, who put me on Clindamycin 300 mg qid with food. That helped but we never followed up to make the infection cleared. About two weeks ago, I started having similar symptoms again.
The strep test was positive again, and I was given Clindamycin four times a day for ten days. I've got three more days left of taking it. I work in Surgery, no one at work has gotten sick, my family, my friends, including my roommate have yet to catch strep. A doctor I scrub with told me to rinse with listerine every two to four hours and to start takin vitamin A and or E. I threw away my tooth brush after the second time I had strep, and cleaned my house with lysol.
Firstly, has he been cultured for strep throat and/or had a rapid strep test done? Secondly, steroids are good for getting inflammation down but they cause you get very immunocompromised. Are these oral steroids and were they actually perscribed by a doctor. I would stop the steroids. He could also have a resistant strain of Strep. so they may need to do a antibiotic sensitivity panel if the culutre is still positive. Lastly, it may virus that he got after the initial infection.
Group B strep is different from Group A strep that is the cause of strep throat.
I am a 21 year old male. I have been diagnosed with strep throat two weeks ago after rapid test. Symptoms were mild no fever and I had mostly stomach problems rather then throat but a huge swollen node under my jaw which hasn't gone away. I was taken z pack antibiotics for 5 days but still felt sick. So I was given clindamycin which worked I felt better after two days.
My friend's family of 5 had recurring strep throat last year. They passed it back and forth between them, and it was months before they figured out what was causing the re-infections. It turned out to be the toothpaste that they all shared! Touching the tube to their toothbrushes passed the germs on.
I also had pain in my abdomen. I went to the er three days later and got a rapid test done and it was positive for strep throat. I was put on z pack for 6 days. The initial symptoms of chills and mild fever and green stool went away within two days. But I still continued to feel ill like fatigued. And my swollen node was still swollen. I went back to the er after finishing the zpack and they put me on 600 mg a day of clyndamycin. I felt really good the first day on it like i was better.
My son was diagnosed w mono & strep C on May 10 & given 500 mg of Pennicillin 4x/day for 10 days. On May 29 he was diagnosed w strep C again & given 300 mg Clindamycin 3x/day for 10 days. On June 18 he was diagnosed w strep C again & given 300 mg of Cefdinir 2x/day for 10 days. On July 3 he was diagnosed w strep C again & given 875 mg Augmentin 2x/day for 10 days. Each time he was cultured & each time responded positively immediately to medicine.
She took a culture and found strep B, which has nothing to do with Strep A that creates strep throat. She said she could give me antibiotics to make it go away but then I would get a yeast infeciton from the antibiotics and then we'd have to use another cream etc. She said just to let it ride it's course. Now it's been three and ahalf weeks and it's better but not all healed. Does anyone have any ideas about treating this or preventing this?
I also had pain in my abdomen. I went to the er three days later and got a rapid test done and it was positive for strep throat. I was put on z pack for 6 days. The initial symptoms of chills and mild fever and green stool went away within two days. But I still continued to feel ill like fatigued. And my swollen node was still swollen. I went back to the er after finishing the zpack and they put me on 600 mg a day of clyndamycin. I felt really good the first day on it like i was better.
I also had pain in my abdomen. I went to the er three days later and got a rapid test done and it was positive for strep throat. I was put on z pack for 6 days. The initial symptoms of chills and mild fever and green stool went away within two days. But I still continued to feel ill like fatigued. And my swollen node was still swollen. I went back to the er after finishing the zpack and they put me on 600 mg a day of clyndamycin. I felt really good the first day on it like i was better.
usually it's strep throat but since you've been on antibiotics, hard to tell which is why being seen is a good idea. no real reason to think oral herpes.
Started last year, with strep throat. Long story short, kept getting strep, turned into chronic tonsillitis, which inevitably led to me having my tonsils taken out. Cut to the last six months. I have been having episodes where my the back of my throat starts to swell, i have trouble swallowing, I feel like I can't breath, and the glands under my chin are huge!
He did, but, the results were worse than strep - his throat is infected with MRSA. He's had other symptoms as well; pain in one lung, and in his chest, shortness of breath, and headaches. For a while he was having pain in his stomach and vomiting. He'd had a chest x-ray a couple weeks ago for his lung, the doctor thought it looked ok. The doctor he just went to was an endocrinologist.
Now, it is three days since I took my last dose of this latest antibiotic for an alleged strep throat, and my throat feels sore again. I feel sick again.....like another slow progression of something. What could he be missing? I've never been sick so many times in one year, let alone sequentially. I did mention that to my doc when I was being diagnosed for the strep throat to which he said that it is normal to be sick 3 - 4 times a year. What might be going on with me?
When I was a kid I had asymptomatic strep...not even little white dots or sore throat. But others would be sick with strep. In this case no one is. How long should I wait before being worried? Is the meds I am taking enough. I am 5'5" female 40 and weigh 244. The meds are not old. They were given to my mom who had a bee sting for skin infection which she never used it. She is roughly my size. It's been only 12 days and I know 7-14 days is what to wait on things.
It has been 4 days since I finished the clindamycin and I still feel good so I assume that my sore throat will stay away. So here is my question: What caused my infection if the strep tests came back negative both times? Why did the pain clear up so quickly after beginning the penicillin but then returned just as quickly after finishing it both times? Most importantly: I have been, possibly irrationally, been worried about the possible contraction of HIV.
I decided to go to a clinic where they could do a quick swab test and prescribe me meds for what I assumed to be strep throat. The test they ran came back negative, and the nurse practitioner said it was likely a viral infection. On Monday, I recorded a fever of around 100-101 and the swelling in my throat had gotten to the point where my tonsils were completely covered by exudate. Swallowing was painful and difficult. Started to experience a bit of fatigue/aching.
On the first day, he had some symptoms so we brought him to see a Doctor. He got tested for Strep Throat but the test came back negative. A few days later, other symptoms were appearing so we go back to the Doctor and this time they test him again for Strep Throat and Mono. Both tests were negative. Then the next day, he was in such pain and the fever was higher so we go to another Hospital (Emergency) and this Doctor does more tests (Strep, Mono and I think other tests too).
If you had strep throat you wouldn't have an ear infection usually. It can happen but isn't usually the way it presents. Do you have a high fever? Pus in the throat, or rash?
old son has had (what 3 doctors) have diagnosed as Erythema Nodosum, but without the change in color (no redness -- rarely a faint pink on the thigh nodules) for the past two years. Three positive strep throat cultures from 1/2006 to 2/2007. No positive strep test since 2/2007. His ASO titer has been between 800 and 1010 range for the last 2 years (last week's 1000).
I woke up five weeks ago with little white spots on my tonsils and a sore throat. I went to the doctor, he said it was strep (didn’t test me, however), gave me a prescription for amoxicillin and sent me on my way. I felt ok, but not great on amoxicillin and toward the end of the amoxicillin, my tonsils became inflamed and I developed a fever. My primary care doctor quickly prescribed me clarithromycin and referred me to an ENT. A few days later, she did full blood work and throat culture.
My doctor was hoping the allergist would help guide us for future treatments. I am fearful for any infection like strep throat, ear or skin infections, we have run out of options.
Because of the timing, naturally I started to think of my encounter of a few days before. So I went to the doctor. He looked down my throat, said it looked like strep, took a swab, and gave me an antibiotic. Within a day of the antibiotic treatment, all of the symptoms except the sore throat were gone and after another day even the sore throat was gone. Today the swab results came back as "negative".
The lumps might be a bacterial infection in your skin, similar to an infection like strep throat. I had those exact symptoms in college, and now have scars from it going untreated. The regular family Dr. gave me a topical liquid antibotic called Clindamycin-they were gone in like 2 weeks. The medicine does not stink, or burn, or leave a film on your skin. Hope this is your solution.
My doctor was hoping the allergist would help guide us for future treatments. I am fearful for any infection like strep throat, ear or skin infections, we have run out of options.
old son has had (what 3 doctors) have diagnosed as Erythema Nodosum, but without the change in color (no redness -- rarely a faint pink on the thigh nodules) for the past two years. Three positive strep throat cultures from 1/2006 to 2/2007. No positive strep test since 2/2007. His ASO titer has been between 800 and 1010 range for the last 2 years (last week's 1000).
About two days later I noticed I came down with a slight sore throat and the next day it was really bad, so that early friday morning I went to the Er because I noticed my tonsils were really swollen with pus spots on them, the doctor diagnosed me with strep throat and gave me 2 penicillin pills that night, I took four the next day that sunday I started to have really bad pelvic pain.
Five days later got a slight fever and sore throat and tested positive for strep. Started amoxicillian. Two days after that, skin on fingers and face peeled a bit, further making us think that it was strep all along, and he just wasn't on the first antibiotic long enough to kill it. Question is - his lymph nodes have been swollen (not painful) this entire time. Is that ok? And when should they go down?
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