Strep Throat Topic Guide

Strep Throat Strep Throat: Strep throat is a disease caused by infection with streptococcal bacteria. Strep throat is contagious. Strep throat symptoms include fever, pain, redness, and swelling of the throat and tonsils, swollen lymph nodes, white or yellow patches on the back of the throat. Treatment for strep throat includes home remedies to sooth symptoms such as throat lozenges, OTC medications, herbal teas to sooth the throat, and hydration. Medical treatment for strep throat includes antibiotics to prevent complications.

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Strep Throat Topic Guide - Medications and Vitamins

Medications:

cefdinir Cefdinir

Cefdinir is a cephalosporin (SEF a low spor in) antibiotic that is used to treat many different types of infections caused by bacteria...learn more »

clarithromycin Clarithromycin

Clarithromycin is an antibiotic that is used to treat many different types of bacterial infections affecting the skin and respiratory system.

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cephalexin Cephalexin

Cephalexin is a cephalosporin (SEF a low spor in) antibiotic that is used to treat bacterial infections of the lungs, ear, skin, bones, bladder, and kidneys....learn more »

cefpodoxime Cefpodoxime

Cefpodoxime is a cephalosporin (SEF a low spor in) antibiotic that is used to treat infections caused by bacteria. This includes infections of the sinus, thr...learn more »

azithromycin Azithromycin

Azithromycin is used to treat many different types of infections caused by bacteria, including infections of the lungs, sinus, throat, tonsils, skin, urinary...learn more »

amoxicillin and clavulanate potassium Amoxicillin And Clavulanate Potassium

Amoxicillin is a penicillin antibiotic. Clavulanate potassium helps prevent certain bacteria from becoming resistant to amoxicillin...learn more »

amoxicillin Amoxicillin

Amoxicillin is a penicillin antibiotic that is used to treat many different types of infection caused by bacteria, such as tonsillitis, bronchitis, pneumonia...learn more »

cefaclor Cefaclor

Cefoxitin is a cephalosporin (SEF a low spor in) antibiotic. It works by fighting bacteria in your body...learn more »

cefadroxil Cefadroxil

Cefadroxil is a cephalosporin (SEF a low spor in) antibiotic that is used to treat many different types of infections caused by bacteria...learn more »

cefprozil Cefprozil

Cefprozil is a cephalosporin (SEF a low spor in) antibiotic that is used to treat many different types of infections caused by bacteria...learn more »

cefixime Cefixime

Cefixime is a cephalosporin (SEF a low spor in) antibiotic. It works by fighting bacteria in your body...learn more »

cefuroxime Cefuroxime

Cefuroxime is a cephalosporin (SEF a low spor in) antibiotic that is used to treat bacterial infections of the ear, nose, throat, lungs, skin, bones, joints,...learn more »

acetaminophen (oral/rectal) Acetaminophen (oral/rectal)

Acetaminophen is a pain reliever and a fever reducer. There are many brands and forms of acetaminophen available. Not all brands are listed on this leaflet...learn more »

erythromycin Erythromycin

Erythromycin is an antibiotic that is used to treat or prevent many different types of infections caused by bacteria...learn more »

ibuprofen Ibuprofen

Ibuprofen is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID)...learn more »