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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.

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.

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