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Maybe you guys can help me?
« on: April 22, 2014, 03:37:36 PM »
I started getting a cold yesterday with the normal body aches, headache, earache and of course a sore throat. I've been taking ibuprofen for the body aches and it seems to be working. Today I decided to take a look at my throat and found quite a few pus pockets. I don't have insurance so my Hubbys uncle called me in a prescription for z-pak. I did a little research and it says that it could just be a cold (it's being going around here) and taking the antibiotic will actually do more harm than good? I'm kind of tempted to go to a walk in clinic or something tomorrow and get a strep test. What do you think?!
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Re: Maybe you guys can help me?
« Reply #1 on: April 22, 2014, 05:56:42 PM »
And not to mention I just googled Zpack. The first 4 things were all about how it causes cardiac arrest and irregular heart beats. Now I'm scared to even take it if I have strep
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Re: Maybe you guys can help me?
« Reply #2 on: April 22, 2014, 09:16:30 PM »
Nobody?
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Re: Maybe you guys can help me?
« Reply #3 on: April 22, 2014, 10:03:27 PM »
The Z pack is what they use to treat strep with.  Those side effects only happen if youre allergic to the antibiotics, which you would know if you are.  Z pack is just Amoxicillian.
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Re: Maybe you guys can help me?
« Reply #4 on: April 24, 2014, 12:09:56 AM »
Since you can't see a doctor, can you ask your husband's uncle for advice? 

I would think that pus would imply strep or tonsillitis or something like that, but I'm not a doctor! 
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