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Taken antibiotics for strep throat. Cramps, fever, swollen throat, runny nose. What should I do?

Hi Dr. I went to the doctor the other day and they gave me antibiotics said I have strep throat but he didn t even do a culture so I m kinda iffy about it and last night body started cramping up when I slept my temp. Was hot cold all night .my throat doesn t hurt just thick and feels swollen runny noes and I feel as though since I took the antibiotics I have gotten worse what should I do
Asked On : Thu, 29 Nov 2012
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Aug 2013
Hello and welcome to Health care magic,

I am Dr Sriram Nathan an ENT surgeon and i will try to help you out with your problem.

The pain which you have described can be due to a throat infaction. It may also be due to reflex or just vitamin or iron deficiency.

If you have already taken a course of tablets for infections I would suggest you to take a course of anti reflux tablet such as pantoprazole and then see the change.

If your antibiotics are not working then you must go for a throat swab and start better antibiotics. You may also try injectable preparations for better symptoms

You may try amox-clav along with a multivitamin like zincovit in consultation with your doctor.

If the pain persists for more than a two weeks then you may take an upper GI endoscopy and get back to me with the reports

take care and get well soon


Dr Sriram Nathan
Answered: Fri, 25 Oct 2013
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