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Can strep throat reoccur despite completing a Zpack course?

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Dr. Dorina Gurabardhi

General & Family Physician

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Posted on Mon, 8 Oct 2018 in General Health
Question: I recently had strep a few weeks ago and now my sore throat is back. I was put on a zpack the first time. Could it be strep again?
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Answered by Dr. Dorina Gurabardhi 10 minutes later
Hello,

ZPACK is not a common medication for strep throat.

I think it can be strep infection again. You should do the strep test and take Amoxicillin in the case is positive.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Dorina Gurabardhi 2 days later
I have these red patches on my forearm. They arent raised and dont itch. They are darker around the outside and get lighter as they come in.
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Answered by Dr. Dorina Gurabardhi 1 hour later
Brief Answer:

Allergic reaction, follow the advices

Detailed Answer:

Hello,

From your medical information, it looks like an allergic reaction.

If you can send me a photo it will be easier to diagnose.

Meanwhile, some advice that I can give to you is:

-Take antihistamines like Cetirizine orally once a day
-Take prescribed corticosteroids if you don't feel better .Your doctor can help you with the prescription.
-Use calming lotion for local relief.

I am waiting for the photo to confirm this diagnosis and treatment.

Hope I have answered your query.

Take care

Regards,
Dr Dorina Gurabardhi, General & Family Physician
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