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Diagnosed with Strep. Taking Penicillin. Coughing up red mucus. Night sweats. Advice?

I was diagnosed with strep on Thursday after showing symptoms on Wednesday. I have been on penicillin since Thursday night and I have since not improved and it is now Sunday. I am also now coughing up red/brown mucus and have been waking up in the middle of the night in a cold sweat completely drenched. Could my strep have evolved into something worse and should I see my doctor again?
Asked On : Thu, 25 Apr 2013
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Thanks for writing t H.C.M.

I have gone through your query regarding your throat infection by streph. Though you are taking antibiotic penicillin for last 4 days but unfortunately yu are not getting any relief and still your sputum is mixed with blood.

Considering your symptoms and unsatisfactory results of antibiotic I am suggesting you that you should take antibiotic according to your Culture and sensitivity of throat swab report, if this test is not being done before than do test now. This test will take 72 hours for complition therefore in the meanwhile with the permisson of your treating doctor you may take erythromycin also to get added advantage.

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