Strep Throat


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Comment from: SarahNoya IsCosmic R, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: January 07

I remembering getting strep throat a lot as a child and haven't gotten it for over 20 years (until one week ago). I thought at first it was the flu, so I suffered with a 102 plus degree fever for 5 days before going into the emergency room on New Year’s Day. Thank goodness I was able to talk them into giving me a shot of antibiotics. Everything needs to be sterilized, as you can get strep again from your own pillow after finishing a whole course of antibiotics. Clean and sterilize everything. Get a new toothbrush.

Comment from: kate, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: June 05

I had right side sore throat and swelling lymph node for couple years. My family physician did a swab last month and diagnosed me with strep throat. Ten days of Amoxil did not work, and I started on clindamycin for 10 days. I had both hands’ joints pain, very stressful job and insomnia. Will see if it is going to work this time.

Comment from: Christie, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: December 29

I have just been diagnosed with strep throat. This is my 2nd time in years. It is certainly the worst feeling ever. My throat felt as if it was on fire and my ears hurt and I had a fever. I had to go to the emergency room at 5:30 am. They gave me Keflex and advised not to go to work, to take ibuprofen, drink lots of fluids and rest. It was so painful to swallow I wanted to cry every time I tried

Comment from: sickofstrep, 19-24 Female (Patient) Published: March 24

I was diagnosed with strep about a week ago, I had horrible pain and swelling in my neck. I received 500 mg amoxicillin for a ten day treatment which seemed to do the trick but my tonsils were still red and swollen after the treatment finished. Now, three days later, I have strep again but it came back much quicker and is just as painful. Today I received a penicillin shot in my hip (ouch), prednisone steroid for swelling, as well as codeine and Robitussin to help with pain and trouble sleeping. Here's hoping this does the trick.

Comment from: tjmichigan, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: January 04

Oh my goodness, at age 59 I can't believe children endure this strep throat. I have never had anything like this. Painful but after starting antibiotics relief was actually pretty quick. I felt silly going to doctor for a sore throat, so glad my husband insisted.

Comment from: tphill7853, 45-54 Male (Patient) Published: September 09

My Dr. told me that there is nothing he can really give me for the Strep Throat; however, I must take an antibiotic so it does not affect my kidney or my liver. He said I should also take something over the counter for the discomfort (Advil, Tylenol or something). I’m taking Azithromycin for antibiotic and Advil for the discomfort. Apparently, Strep Throat must take its course. I take Advil and then I drink lots of water and eat. Without something to soothe the pain I would dehydrate from not drinking. I caught this from utensils in a public place. I wish it were different but it is what it is.

Comment from: emma, 19-24 Female (Patient) Published: November 04

I went to the doctor and was given penicillin twice daily and also paracetamol and ibuprofen. I’ve has strep many times before, but this is definitely the worst I’ve had it!

Comment from: txgirl25, 25-34 Female (Caregiver) Published: September 04

I’m taking amoxicillin, 500 mg. I hope it’s effective. I’m in such pain i wanted to cry. Since Monday I have been with a sore throat. I also have earache and difficulty swallowing. Also, my son has had strep throat for a month.

Comment from: loridee, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: January 09

I was given a 10 day dose of penicillin and told to throw out the toothbrush as to not have recurring episodes. I was also told to wash the bedding in hot water to get rid of any of the germs after the first 24 hours were up.

Comment from: nurse ss, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: September 17

This is seriously the worst sore throat I have ever had. The right side of my face, my ear and throat are on fire! I went to ER in pain. The doctor gave me Omnicef.

Comment from: 35-44 Male (Patient) Published: June 19

I received the three day dose of Azithromycin. I don’t know if it is working yet, I still feel a pain like knives or razor blades in the back of my throat when I swallow water. Also, my nose is red and dry even though it is BARELY running. It is very sore.


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Comment from: Mommyof3boys., 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: April 30

I was given antibiotics and ibuprofen for pain. I was also given a mask to wear around my little children.

Comment from: Rah, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: April 30

I was prescribed 3x500mg of Amoxicillin once a day.

Published: April 17

Yesterday, my doctor gave me a steroid shot and a 10-day course of amoxicillin. I am feeling a little better, but not 100%. This is by far the worst sore throat ever.

Comment from: jim, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: March 19

I’m 60 years old and this is the first time I’ve had strep throat. The doctor gave a big old needle of penicillin, plus 500mg three times a day of the same for 10 days.

Comment from: mick, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: February 27

I went to see my doctor after an entire night of suffering a severe headache and sore throat, unbelievable body aches, and a fever of 101. She gave me Amoxicillin XR 1000/62.5mg tablets (horse pills) and Ibuprofen 800mg tablets. I started feeling better two days later.

Comment from: cassin23, 19-24 Female (Patient) Published: February 06

I went to the clinic 2 days after the symptoms started and the Doctor prescribed Amoxicillin 500mg as the antibiotic (as well as 1 Tylenol and 3 Advil every 4-6 hours) and an oral rinse to take the pain away. Both have worked perfectly.

Comment from: Miranda, 13-18 Female (Patient) Published: February 06

I have strep throat right now and I was given penicillin.

Comment from: forever, Female (Patient) Published: February 02

I had received penicillin for my strep throat. In about less than one day I had felt much better!

Published: January 24

I was given an injection of antibiotics and a five-day course of Azithromycin tablets.

Comment from: TKT, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: January 03

I have been taking 500 mgs of Amoxicillin three times a day for 10 days. I’m on my third pill and starting to feel better already :)

Comment from: ClevelandGAL, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: December 13

I received Amoxicillin 875mg twice a day for 10 days and I felt 100% better after 24 hours on the medication.

Comment from: mybodyhatesme, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: December 05

Strep throat sucks. I am 35 and have never had strep before. This is very painful. I was at work in the morning and by the early evening my sore throat had progressed so much that I was nearly crying. Went to the doctor a day later, assuming I had strep, he gave me a culture test, positive for strep, he gave me a script for penicillin.

Published: November 15

A one-time injection of Bicillin was an effective treatment for my strep throat.

Comment from: rashard98, 13-18 Male (Caregiver) Published: September 26

My son has strep throat and was put on amoxicillin 875 mg twice a day.


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Comment from: ihategerms, 25-34 Female Published: August 19

Never experience anything like this before! What the doctor prescribed for me is azithromycin. It's for 5 days but keeps working 6-10 days afterwards. Just want to get better. I don't have my tonsils anymore so, it's definitely been a experience I don't want to go through EVER again!

Comment from: 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: July 21

I was put on amoxicillin and I was told to take Tylenol to help reduce the swelling so I could eat and drink.

Comment from: Ssutton, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: May 18

I took Amoxicillin for 10 days, and it came back one week after I finished it. Then I was on a Z-pak and that didn't take my symptoms away. Then they put me on Augmentin. I hope it does it this time. I've been battling this for a month.

Published: May 17

Penicillin VK 500mg Tabs. 1 Tab four times daily for 10 days (every six hours). Four Hydrocodon-Acetaminophen 5-500 AKA Vicodin, 1 to 2 tabs every six hours as needed.

Comment from: Leilani, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: July 25

I was given a 10 day amoxicillin, after 3 days I was not feeling any better, so I decided to double the amount prescribed,(it was over the weekend) I am on the 5th day, the pain is not as intense but I don't feel that I am cured yet, my throat is still tender to touch. Waiting to hear from my doctor about the possibility of getting another type of medication.

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