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Sore throat, fever, chills, sleeplessness. Done strep test. On antibiotics. Suggest?

I went to the doctor on Friday. I had a very sore throat and drainage, the day before going into the doctor I had chills, fever 103, body aches, but by the time I went to the doctor all of that was gone, but my sore throat was worse. She gave me a rapid strep test with was negative. She said there was a 15% fail rate though and if my conditions weren t better the next day (Saturday), the I could go ahead and take the antibiotic . Well, Saturday my throat was a little better, Sunday it was even better. Today, Tuesday I felt almost like myself, just a little thirsty and my throat was dry, however, this evening my throat really hurts again, I cannot sleep, but no fever, no other signs except I still continue to have post nasal drip . Should I go ahead and try medicine? I will of course call doctor in morning, but am pretty miserable now and would like to go ahead with antibiotic, if it would help.
Asked On : Sat, 30 Mar 2013
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You must be having nasal infection which is leading to throat infection as you have post nasal drip.
you can take---
Tab. Roxithromycin twice daily
Tab. Mucinac 600 once daily
Tab. Ebastine/Loratidine +Phenylephereine /pseudoephedrine twice daily
Xylometazoline nose drops 2 drops both nostril 2 times a day for 5 days only
Physiomer normal saline nasal spray 2 puffs both nostril 2 times a day
follow up after 5 days.
Answered: Sat, 13 Apr 2013
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