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Educate Yourself About Your Medical Condition - Master Thread
« on: December 26, 2017, 07:49:25 PM »
Are there any MD forum members? to start here is my question: Positive strep culture, finished antibiotics symptoms still present but culture negative what should be next step?
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Re: Medical Questions Master Thread
« Reply #1 on: December 26, 2017, 08:48:59 PM »
Are there any MD forum members? to start here is my question: Positive strep culture, finished antibiotics symptoms still present but culture negative what should be next step?
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Re: Medical Questions Master Thread
« Reply #2 on: December 26, 2017, 08:52:14 PM »
Call your doctor  ;D ;D
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Re: Medical Questions Master Thread
« Reply #3 on: December 26, 2017, 09:00:17 PM »
Are there any MD forum members? to start here is my question: Positive strep culture, finished antibiotics symptoms still present but culture negative what should be next step?
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Re: Medical Questions Master Thread
« Reply #4 on: December 26, 2017, 09:24:21 PM »
Are there any MD forum members? to start here is my question: Positive strep culture, finished antibiotics symptoms still present but culture negative what should be next step?
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Re: Medical Questions Master Thread
« Reply #5 on: December 26, 2017, 10:35:18 PM »
Did you have a rapid strep test or throat culture?
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Re: Medical Questions Master Thread
« Reply #6 on: December 26, 2017, 10:50:00 PM »
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Re: Medical Questions Master Thread
« Reply #7 on: December 27, 2017, 12:02:17 AM »
Are there any MD forum members? to start here is my question: Positive strep culture, finished antibiotics symptoms still present but culture negative what should be next step?
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Re: Medical Questions Master Thread
« Reply #8 on: December 27, 2017, 07:54:33 AM »
We already have a medical expert thread - the vaccination thread.

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Re: Medical Questions Master Thread
« Reply #9 on: December 27, 2017, 08:13:54 AM »
If this thread continues it's going to be pretty entertaining....

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Re: Medical Questions Master Thread
« Reply #10 on: December 27, 2017, 08:29:34 AM »
Are there any MD forum members? to start here is my question: Positive strep culture, finished antibiotics symptoms still present but culture negative what should be next step?
Of course culture is negative, you have antibiotics in the system still. Can I ask what antibiotics? I've seen many MD's prescribe Z-Pack (Zithromax) when that is not the first (or best) option for treating Strep. You will probably need stronger antibiotics. You may be immune to the antibiotics you got or strep strain is resistant to those meds.
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Re: Medical Questions Master Thread
« Reply #11 on: December 27, 2017, 08:40:06 AM »
no, it's not worse. I was prescribed amoxcillin but since the throat culture is negative the antibiotics must've helped no? if the case is resistance the bacteria should still be present
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Re: Medical Questions Master Thread
« Reply #12 on: December 27, 2017, 09:12:39 AM »
no, it's not worse. I was prescribed amoxcillin but since the throat culture is negative the antibiotics must've helped no? if the case is resistance the bacteria should still be present
Once you start meds you will get false negatives. Amoxicillin what dosage? Age of Pt?
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Re: Medical Questions Master Thread
« Reply #13 on: December 27, 2017, 09:15:05 AM »
Once you start meds you will get false negatives. Amoxicillin what dosage? Age of Pt?
Are you really gonna give a diagnosis online?

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Re: Medical Questions Master Thread
« Reply #14 on: December 27, 2017, 09:17:14 AM »
Are you really gonna give a diagnosis online?
who's diagnosing anything? he asked specific questions and I have answers.
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Re: Medical Questions Master Thread
« Reply #15 on: December 27, 2017, 09:20:58 AM »
who's diagnosing anything? he asked specific questions and I have answers.
He's asking questions about himself and you're telling him what to do. From what I understand, if something goes wrong c"v you can be responsible. Cmiiw.

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Re: Medical Questions Master Thread
« Reply #16 on: December 27, 2017, 09:23:02 AM »
Once you start meds you will get false negatives.
A throat culture will give a false negative?
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Re: Medical Questions Master Thread
« Reply #17 on: December 27, 2017, 09:35:11 AM »
Are you really gonna give a diagnosis online?
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Re: Medical Questions Master Thread
« Reply #18 on: December 27, 2017, 09:38:23 AM »
A throat culture will give a false negative?
Once meds have been started, yes. My wife has been doing throat cultures for 25 years. We have rapid strep tests at home that she does for her office on off hours. Do several a week.
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Re: Medical Questions Master Thread
« Reply #19 on: December 27, 2017, 09:41:19 AM »
He's asking questions about himself and you're telling him what to do. From what I understand, if something goes wrong c"v you can be responsible. Cmiiw.
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