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Taking azithromycin 500mg for strep throat. What medicine should I take to cure it completely?

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hi ive have strep throat and taking azithromycin 500mg and is slowly geting better
Posted Mon, 3 Sep 2012 in Ear, Nose and Throat Problems
Answered by Dr. Vidya KR 19 minutes later

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You have chosen the right drug Azithromycin 500 mg for the streptococcal infection. It will cover steptococcus bacteria.
I hope you haven't taken the same azithromycin in last 3 months. If you have taken better to change to other antibiotics as repeated use can lead to development of resistance in the organism to the antibiotic.

Make sure you take the drug 2 hours before food or 2-3 hours after food as the absorption will be better.

Along with tablet do start doing salt water gargle thrice a day and steam inhalation twice a day. This will help to recover faster and also prevent further infection.

Hope I have answered your query. If you have any further questions I will be happy to help. Thanks get well soon....

Dr Vidya K R
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Follow-up: Taking azithromycin 500mg for strep throat. What medicine should I take to cure it completely? 5 hours later
hello pharyngitis pain is that normal
Answered by Dr. Vidya KR 4 hours later
Hi, I think you are happy with the feedback and getting better.

Always do remember that prevention and first aid is the best treatment for any disease / disorders. If fever persists, you can take tab Tylenol 500 mg when required.

Hope you doing well. Please close the query if satisfied.

Take care. Good night.

Dr. Vidya KR

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