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Taking penicillin for strep, difficulty swallowing, sore jaw. What can I do for pain relief?

I have been taking penicillin for three days and my symptoms of strep have not gotten any better. I never had a strep test done, but my doctor thinks its strep because I was exposed to it at work. I can barely swallow and my neck and jawline are very sore. It hurts to move my head. I haven t really been able to eat or drink since Friday night. What can I do for pain relief (took Advil didn t help). And t can I do for food/drink. I ve actually been spitting saliva because it hurts so badly to swallow.
Asked On : Wed, 9 May 2012
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General Surgeon 's  Response
Feb 2018
HI. These are the situations , where I always advise the patient to get admitted , have IV fluids to avoid dehydration, IV antibiotics and intramuscular pain-killers with additional anti-inflammatory properties.
IF an antibiotic is not helping within 2 to 3 days one has to change to another .
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