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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: 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.

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.

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