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My boy friend has strep and is taking one emythromycin

Patient: My boy friend has strep and is taking one emythromycin A day, today being day three and six pills in. Today he’s worse than ever. Could he double the dose and take two tonight? And maybe two in the morning?

 

 

Doctor: Hi.Thanks for your query.Read and understood your history of about your boyfriend.The reasons of not getting t he proper results can be :- Inappropriate dosage- Particular antibiotic not working on that particular strain.- Primary infection like sinusitis still positive, takes time.I would advise him in such a situation the following:- Consult an ENT Surgeon to get an opinion, get throat swab and other tests done and get a proper prescription of better antibiotics and supportive and symptomatic medicines .I hope this answer helps your boyfriend.

 


 

 
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Dr. Jimmy Obaji M.D.

Dr. Jimmy Obaji M.D.

Dr. Jimmy Obaji completed his residency in Family Medicine at the University of Manitoba. He currently operates a walk-in-clinic in downtown Toronto.

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