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Side effects of Antibiotics for Strep Throat-

Antibiotics, in general, cause some side effects. Some of the common mild side effects that are likely to occur after taking antibiotics are-

  • Stomach pain
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Loss of appetite

These side-effects are more likely to stop once the whole course of the medicine finishes. However, if they are severe or persist, get medical attention immediately.

Moreover, some people can also have an allergic reaction after taking antibiotics. order augmentin online Some of the allergic reactions that can occur are-

  • Wheezing
  • Difficult in breathing
  • Elevated heartbeat
  • Rash
  • Dizziness

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What are the possible side effects of Augmentin?

Augmentin may cause serious side effects including:

  • severe stomach pain,
  • diarrhea which is watery or bloody,
  • pale or yellowed skin,
  • dark colored urine,
  • fever,
  • confusion,
  • weakness,
  • loss of appetite,
  • upper stomach pain,
  • yellowing of skin or eyes (jaundice),
  • easy bruising or bleeding,
  • little or no urination, ,
  • swelling in your face or tongue,
  • burning in your eyes,
  • skin pain followed by a red or purple rash that spreads (on the face or upper body) with blisters and peeling

Get medical help right away, if you have any of the symptoms listed above.

The most common side effects of Augmentin include:

  • nausea,
  • diarrhea,
  • vaginal itching or discharge,

Tell the doctor if you have any side effect that bothers you or that does not go away.

These are not all the possible side effects of Augmentin. For more information, ask your doctor or pharmacist.

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Diagnosis and Testing

Group A Streptococcus causes:

  • 20% to 30% of sore throats in children
  • 5% to 15% of sore throats in adults

The differential diagnosis of acute pharyngitis includes multiple viral and bacterial pathogens. Viruses are the most common cause of pharyngitis in all age groups. Experts estimate that group A strep, the most common bacterial cause, causes 20% to 30% of pharyngitis episodes in children. In comparison, experts estimate it causes approximately 5% to 15% of pharyngitis infections in adults.

History and clinical examination can be used to diagnose viral pharyngitis when clear viral symptoms are present. Viral symptoms include:

  • Cough
  • Rhinorrhea
  • Hoarseness
  • Oral ulcers
  • Conjunctivitis

Patients with clear viral symptoms do not need testing for group A strep. However, clinicians cannot use clinical examination to differentiate viral and group A strep pharyngitis in the absence of viral symptoms.

Clinicians need to use either a rapid antigen detection test (RADT) or throat culture to confirm group A strep pharyngitis. RADTs have high specificity for group A strep but varying sensitivities when compared to throat culture. Throat culture is the gold standard diagnostic test.

See the resources section for specific diagnosis guidelines for adult and pediatric patients 1,2,3 .