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Strep, how much longer?!

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Old 07-31-2010, 06:54 AM   #1
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Strep, how much longer?!

I've had symptoms for 12 days, I've read it isnt supposed to last that long. I first noticed symptoms July 19th, chills and body ache. It wasn't til that following weekend that I looked in my mouth and saw swollen tonsils and red bumps on the back of my throat. Last Monday July 26th, I went to the doctor who prescribed me Keflex. I took it for 4 days and quit taking it yesterday because of the side effects. It makes me violently ill, causes my urine to be brown and my tonsils actually look worse than they did before I started taking it. Now my tonsils are covered in white spots. My question is how long can this continue without taking any medication? It'll be 2 weeks Monday. I was debating going back to the doctor and seeing if they'd prescribe me something else but that might just be a waste of money.

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Old 07-31-2010, 12:20 PM   #2
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Re: Strep, how much longer?!

I would go back to your doctor and see if you can get something else. If you don't get a full course of antibiotics the infection won't clear up.


Old 07-31-2010, 05:43 PM   #3
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Re: Strep, how much longer?!

Thanks for the reply, im going to try and continue the medicine for now. Was able to keep it down once today, about to take it again.

Old 08-10-2010, 12:53 PM   #4
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Re: Strep, how much longer?!

Hi. Did you get a strep test that was positive?

I have had a sore throat/tonsillitis persisting for over 2 1/2 weeks now. It will not go away, with or without antibiotics. I have no idea what it is. I wonder if some weird throat infection is going around right now.

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