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Strep Throat Treatments

Antibiotics:

*Penicillin- It can be given by injection, especially if you have a young child who is having trouble swallowing or is vomiting.

*Amoxicillin- In the penicillin family, its more preferred for children because it tastes better. Also, available in tablets.


"Strep Throat." Treatments and Drugs. Web. 15 Dec. 2015. <http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/strep-throat/basics/treatment/con-20022811>.

Symptoms

Usual symptoms of strep:

  • Throat pain
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • Red and swollen tonsils, sometimes with white patches or streaks of pus
  • Tiny red spots on the soft or hard palate — the area at the back of the roof of the mouth
  • Swollen, tender lymph glands (nodes) in your neck
  • Fever
  • Headache
  • Rash
  • Stomachache and sometimes vomiting, especially in younger children
  • Fatigue


"Strep Throat." Symptoms. Web. 15 Dec. 2015. <http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/strep-throat/basics/symptoms/con-20022811>.

Symptom Relievers

  • Ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin IB, others)
  • Acetaminophen (Tylenol, others)