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My 10 year old son had strep at least 3 times a year before he had his tonsils removed 2 summers ago. He was always given Penicillin or Augmenten. Your pediatrician should know what drug is best for your son and what the proper dose is based on his weight.
I had strep myself a few years ago caught it from my kids..I was given Penicillin didn't clear it up so then was given augmentin still didn't help. Then I was given Cephalexin that did the trick.So yes Cephalexin will clear up strep.Not sure what dose.