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Can Amoxicillin be used to treat strep throat?

I have all these symptoms which mostly indicate strep throat, I have a bottle of amoxicillin that'll last about 4.5 days. just curious, because I'm waiting in receiving my medical insurance card to see a doctor but I'm feeling awful. I wonder if this will help in the meantime.

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Yes it can be used to treat strep throat. The thing you need to be careful about is not having enough doses for enough days to kill the infection completely. It may get better while you are taking it but can come back and be harder to treat when it gets strong again. This is how we get antibiotic resistant strains of bacteria. Some strains are very hard to treat because of misuse of antibiotics. If you start on the amoxicillin try to see a dr before what you have runs out so you can continue treatment and not have problems later for not treating for the necessary amount of time.

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An antibiotic such as amoxicillin is used to treat strep throat. Other antibiotics that can be used to treat the disease are penicillin and cephalexin. For more information, visit http://www.webmd.com/oral-health/tc/strep-throat-treatment-overview.

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That dose should be enough. When using amoxicillin you should feel better in two days, if not, please call your doctor. In the meantime, make sure you replace the good bacteria (probiotics) by eating yogurt with live cultures: acidophilus and bifidopholous.

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i had a very bad case of this and nothing worked until i took steroids with my anti-biotics.

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Yes. And other antibiotics.

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