Antibiotics for strep throat include penicillin.
ntibiotics for strep throat work to reduce the damage caused to the body by this infection. They lower the risk that the infection will spread to other parts of the body, and that you will infect others.
Strep throat is a common condition. It is an infection in the throat and is caused by bacteria which are known as Group A Streptococcus bacteria. Strep throat commonly affects children and teenagers.
Although the terms are sometimes used interchangeably, strep throat is just one kind of sore throat. A sore throat maybe caused by viruses, bacteria and other factors. Strep throat is due to the specific bacteria mentioned above. Strep throat may cause swollen lymph nodes, white patches on the throat and a rash.
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What Antibiotics Treat Strep Throat?
The antibiotics that are used to treat strep throat include penicillin, amoxicillin, cefuroxime and azithromycin. Amoxicillin goes under the brand name Amoxil. Cefuroxime is often found in pharmacies, packaged under the brand name Keflex.
These antibiotics are usually prescribed for 10 days.
The best antibiotic for strep throat is penicillin. Some persons have an allergic reaction to penicillin and cannot take it. For these persons, the best antibiotic for strep throat is amoxicillin.
Strep Throat Treatment Without Antibiotics
Strep throat treatment without antibiotics is an option chosen by some health care providers because of the concern over bacteria becoming resistant to antibiotics. Doctors try to avoid overusing antibiotics, because this causes the antibiotics to become less effective.
Warm chicken soup and tea can be used to treat strep throat without antibiotics. Drinking lots of warm chicken soup, or warm tea, helps the body fight infections. Taking acetaminophen will reduce pain and fever.
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