Azithromycin strep throat

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1451592 tn?1285053367 I was diagonosed with strep throat Friday afternoon, and have had major fevers over 101 degrees since Thursday. Are migraines a typical symptom for strep throat? I've been on Azithromycin since Saturday, and my tonsils are more swollen now then before. The migraines are excruciating and have yet to go away either.
Avatar n tn I was diagnosed with Strep Throat about 2 weeks ago. I went one week taking Amoxicillin 3 times a day. By the next Monday, I was worse. I called my doctor, who changed me to Azithromycin. My laryngitis is better. Most of the sore throat is gone. However, I still have sore swollen glands, and I still have a large white pocket in my throat (Next to my Faucial Pillars). Is this typical? How long should I give it for the white patch and gland stuff to go away?
999780 tn?1263675571 My son has had strep throat 6 times this year.He has had it 4 times since July 9th.He was put on 10 days of antibiotics and then he went back for another test.It was positive.He then was on another 10 days of omnicef as they said that maybe it wasnt enough for him so in total he had 20 days of omnicef.He then went back again after 10 days and tested positive again.He was then given clindamyacin for another 10 days and came back after that and tested positive again.
Avatar n tn It is now Saturday, my daughter was diagnosed with strep throat Wednesday night and started amoxicillin in the urgent care, Friday afternoon she broke out in a itchy rash...mostly on her torso but some on her legs, neck, and arms. She has been on amoxicillin several times before from ear infections when she was little. The only difference with that is it is no longer pink (the amoxicillin).
Avatar f tn I am having difficulty in swallowing evdn my own saliva. Is this anything else than Strep throat? Should I take something else?
Avatar n tn 10 days later I was prescribed Azithromycin Z Pak (500mg day 1, 250 mg day 2-5) for strep throat. Until this time I had no symptoms of any potentially acquired oral-penile STD such as drip, blister like sore and still have none. Would the medication prevent any potentially incubating bacteria that could result in an STD such as gonorrhea or syphilis? If not, given that I took the medication, could the symptoms be masked?
Avatar m tn Azithromycin has active ingredients of azithromycin. It is used in sinusitis, infection, bronchitis, strep throat, pneumonia. Commonly reported side effects of Azithromycin include pain, nausea, stress and anxiety, breathing difficulty, fever.There are side effects of diarrhea, that can linger. Zantac can also upset the stomach.
Avatar m tn This relative recently went to the doctor complaining of a very bad soar throat. They received flu shots earlier this year, and no signs of strep throat seem visually present. I personally suspect a cold. If it is in fact viral, the doctor wants to use azithromycin now to prevent possible respiratory infection or bronchitis.
Avatar n tn Z-packs (azithromycin = Zithromax) have worked quite well for my daughter's strep infections. Z-pac is usually a five day course of antibiotic that lasts for ten days. I would recommend that if you are not feeling better by day five that you go ahead and call the dr's office and see what they recommend. You definitely want the infection to be gone by the time your antibiotic stops working. Some people take a steroid to help with the inflamation in the throat.
Avatar m tn Hi, Over the last two years I've been getting strep throat very frequently, around 6-7 times a year, usually after a night out drinking. Only this summer I got it 3 times in one month. Every time I have taken all of the antibiotics prescribed by a doctor (penicillin for 10 days in late June 2014, azithromycin for 5 days early July, and clindamycin for 7 days late July). The first case of strep this summer started right after I kissed my partner for the first time.
Avatar f tn Well, like I said it could be the chronic sore throat cause by Fusobacterium as In my post. Some strep that cause strep throat can be resistant to Azithromycin. It depends on if they did a culture and antibiotic sensitivity test or threw an antibiotic at you. Which is what doctors tend to do. Most streps are still sensitive to penicillin though, but some strains have become resistant or not as sensitive anymore.
Avatar n tn I literaly went to the doctor today for a alternating throat pain. They did a strep swab and a when it came out negative they pricked my finger to run a quick blood test. It's been going on for a week now, my throat will hurt then it won't, then it will be painful, then the pain will move to a different spot. It was so bad last night I could't talk and was almost in tears.
Avatar n tn I couldn't swallow, eat, was running a 103* fever at its worst, was weak to my knees, and had white spots in the back of my throat. This was confirmed to be strep by a rapid test which was + for strep bacteria. I was given a Z pak, but when I was feeling worse a day after starting the regimen, I returned to the Dr. and was given an antibiotic injection and put on a steroid pack. 6 days after exposure to strep bacteria, and 3 days after becoming sick, I was fine again.
Avatar f tn Well, it may not be strep if he hasn't done a strep test or culture. Do you have pus in your throat or did you? Do you have a high fever/ He is probably just treating for a variety of bacteria. Yes if you haven't cleared the sore throat and ear infection (which could also be viral. You should really get cultures done if it hasn't cleared or clarify if he thinks it is viral but is treating empircally to make sure you don't get a secondary infection such as pneumonia.
Avatar m tn I recently found out that I had a bacterial infection but due to all my symptoms they had no idea what it was til they ran three tests on me. The checked me for strep throat, flu dabs in my nose, and took blood to see if I had mono. After all these tests were negative they said bacterial infection and gave my zithromycin (can't spell it). Here was my symptoms, I had an unbelievably bad sinus headache along with an earache and sore throat.
Avatar f tn My 8 year old daughter has a reoccuring throat infection that requires antibiotics. She took 7 or 8 rounds of it last year and again this year seems to be getting it again. I do not want her to build up antibodies or become allergic to it. I know antibiotics are good here and there, but too much isn't good for you and if I can find a way to help her avoid her throat infections, I'd like to eliminate the need for antibiotics.
Avatar f tn The rapid test is always negative for strep, but we just learned that chlamydia and gonorrhea can be present in the throat. Neither of us got throat swabbed to test for throat chlamydia and/or gonorrhea, but since the treatment is different for those (as they are more stubborn and harder to cure), now my partner is refusing to even kiss me until we do get throat swabbed. I understand that both are rare, but he's very insistent.
Avatar n tn 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?
Avatar f tn 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.
Avatar f tn I need some clarity ... for the last 3 months I've come down with strep, pneumonia and acute pharyngitis. About a week ago I went down on my boyfriend n he ended up gettin burning when urinating n penile discharge he went to his dr stated that he has chlamydia. I had recently on the 11 of july had my annual, pap and everthing normal for me.
Avatar f tn 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.
Avatar n tn I need to for me as it's all I think of. Tested positive for strep, took two rounds of azithromycin, throat better at times, but still not perfect. Taking Prilosec for acid reflux, better at first, but back again. Please share what you found out.
Avatar m tn Strep is certainly possible, and the azithromycin is an appropriate antibiotic for this. If there is a pharyngeal abscess, this would need to be drained as antibiotics would not be effective. As for other causes, mononucleosis is certainly possible, and should be tested via blood tests. I would also consider an HIV test. These options can be discussed with your personal physician, or in conjunction with an ENT specialist. Followup with your personal physician is essential.
Avatar m tn I went to an immediate care facility and they did a rapid strep and throat swab, although I didn't mention to them about the unprotected oral as I was embarassed. The strep came back negative and they put me on Z-Pack (which I took to finish) anyway. The throat culture came back negative a few days later, and they said that checks for any bacteria so I'm guessing that may or may not clear me of the bacterial STDs like Gonorrhea.
Avatar f tn Initial oral herpes primarily has multiple painful sores inside the mouth, including the throat -- not just a sore throat. As for the azithromycin Z-pak, of course it did not help. The vast majority of sore throats are due to respiratory viruses, and no virus responds to azithromycin or any other antibiotic. They just have to clear up on their own. Sometimes it takes 2-3 days, sometimes a few weeks.
1672333 tn?1416698518 Usually, a sore throat caused by a run of the mill virus like a cold wouldn't cause the swollen tongue, swollen lymph nodes but could cause the slight ear and throat problems. But Strep throat can cause serious problems so since you had it a couple of times in addition to the swollen lymph nodes I would see the ENT. Usually, a swollen tougue is associated with allergy but your strep throat is persistant. It may have been due to so many antibiotics or a reaction to one of them.
Avatar f tn I thought I had strep throat after I had a sore throat for a few days. I went to an urgent care center and they gave me amoxycillin (750 mg/1 day for 10 days). I felt better and didn't worry. Then I felt the same lump in the throat and took a picture again and saw my throat was infected. I was given azithromycin (5 day pack). I'm on day 2 and I don't see any improvement and my throat looks even worse. Is this even strep and what should I do?