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Strep Throat

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • September 29, 2008
  • 07:48 PM

i got diagnosed with strep throat about a month ago. i was given amoxicillin because its cheap and i dont have health insurance. amox didnt do the job so i was given azrithomycin? i believe thats how its spelled...
that didnt do the job either now im on augmentin. i thought my smoking, even though its been very little since i got strep (literally 2 hits a day) was dragging it out so i stopped when i got augmentin and 6 days later im not any better. the pain has been gone since i got amox, but its still swollen. anyone have any idea whats going on here? do i need to just go for the penicillin?

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  • I have had strep throat many times in my life and I have learned that penicillin is the best treatment for strep. I always knew this but it took decades for my drs. to admit it.
    natrlvr2 5 Replies
    • October 1, 2008
    • 09:30 AM
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  • Have you been tested for Mono? I had a sore throat forever, thinking it was allergies and then found out I had Mono. I wasn't even sleeping a lot or anything, just a sore throat. Ask your doctor about it.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • November 4, 2008
    • 08:02 PM
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  • Did the doctor definitely conclude that you had Strep based on a throat swab? If so, you might have something else.Are you finishing every course of antibiotics that you are given? If not, you will undoubtedly develop resistance to whatever drug you are given. The reason is because compared to a human, bacteria are extraordinarily simple. As soon as one is strong enough and given enough time to make new DNA to become resistant; it will, and it will RAPIDLY replicate this code and pass it to it's closest (even dormant) buddy to do the same. Before long, everybody has the code, your antibiotics no longer work, and the bacteria are reproducing, giving you an even more wicked infection. I'm with the other person here that suggested penicillin. Nonetheless, there are dozens of antibiotics, and most work on the first try. You're not an alien, and doctors tend to give out the weaker drugs initially. There are stronger antibiotics out there. If you have to, go to a different doctor and demand the appropriate labwork to determine which antibiotic will work the best.
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