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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 in a group of drugs called cephalosporin (SEF a low spor in) antibiotics. It works by fighting bacteria in your body...learn more »

clarithromycin Clarithromycin

Clarithromycin is a macrolide antibiotic that fights bacteria in your body...learn more »

cephalexin Cephalexin

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

cefpodoxime Cefpodoxime

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

azithromycin Azithromycin

Azithromycin is an antibiotic that fights bacteria...learn more »

amoxicillin and clavulanate potassium Amoxicillin And Clavulanate Potassium

Amoxicillin is a penicillin antibiotic that fights bacteria in the body...learn more »

amoxicillin Amoxicillin

Amoxicillin is a penicillin antibiotic that fights bacteria...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 in a group of drugs called cephalosporin (SEF a low spor in) antibiotics. It works by fighting bacteria in your body...learn more »

cefprozil Cefprozil

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

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

There are many brands and forms of acetaminophen available. Not all brands are listed on this leaflet...learn more »

erythromycin Erythromycin

Erythromycin is a macrolide antibiotic that fights bacteria in the body...learn more »

ibuprofen Ibuprofen

Ibuprofen is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). Ibuprofen works by reducing hormones that cause inflammation and pain in the body...learn more »