I'm a nursing mother who was just diagnosed with strep throat. The pain is unbearable and Tylenol, Advil, Aleve dull the pain a few hours but that's it. My 6 month old is already on amoxicillin. I am allergic but the Dr gave me zithromax and he said it "should work". What can I do for pain until the meds kick in? I've done salt water gargle, hydrogen peroxide gargle, losenges, but I really like a pain reliever that works. I am also pumping and bottle feeding my baby. Pumping and dumping with Aleve. Please help as I am experiencing a ton of pain.