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My son (3 yrs old) and I went to the Dr. on wed. for Puss pockets in the throat, I had a fever of 101 and my whole body ached like I had the flu. The Dr swabbed for strep throat, when she swabbed me the hard ball of puss broke loose and I coughed it up(SO GROSS!). Anyway, she put me on penicillin. My son saw a different Dr. who also did a strep test, and was put on amoxacillin. I started feeling better the next day(no more puss in throat) and my son wasn't coughing near as much(still has puss in the throat). I found out yesterday that the strep tests both came back negative! And this morning(5 days through the penicillin) I wake up and find that my ball of puss(sorry I know it's gross) is coming back! What could it be other than strep throat? I am getting on a plane from Hawaii to TX in less than 24 hours...I need this mess to be taken care of and it's Sunday, the Dr is closed! Any suggestions? Thanks!Answer Question
Answer by Bmat at 11:59 AM on Mar. 1, 2009
Answer by ashandamymom at 1:24 PM on Mar. 1, 2009
You can also ask the doctor for a stronger antibiotic. Penicillin and amoxicillin are too weak for me and my doc put me on something called Z-max (zythromyacin, I think) which is 3 days of really really strong antibiotics for when I got frequent throat infections that were also not strep.
Answer by Pnukey at 1:35 PM on Mar. 1, 2009
Answer by SusieD250 at 1:35 PM on Mar. 1, 2009
Answer by pringles_697 at 2:44 PM on Mar. 1, 2009
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