I've had a sore throat (not scratchy) for over a week and a sore right ear with difficulty swallowing. My doctor prescribed a z-pack and amoxicillian as if it were strep throat. I've been taking both for two days with no relief. I have no fever, but have congestion and cough. I'm concerned these aren't the right meds. I'm wondering what my symptoms might suggest outside of strep throat.
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Did your dr look at your throat? If so he can have a pretty good idea what is wrong. Drs look at a lot of throats and know the causes. You've only taken them for 2 days, they aren't miracle drugs. Antibiotics kill bacteria not stop the symptoms. When the bacteria are gone then the smptoms can stop. They are 2 powerful drugs, indicated for most bacterial infections. The only suggestions I have are viral causes, like a cold or flu. For that the antibiotics will do nothing. All you can do is treat the symptoms and wait it out.
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