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Is Cipro (Ciprofloxacin) good for treating strep throat?

Discussion in 'Antibiotics' started by Wassdis, Jan 7, 2017.

  1. Wassdis New Member

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    So I’ve been having this bad angina for nearly two weeks now. It all started with minor feeling of soreness in my throat, but I didn’t have any fever or any other bad symptoms, so I thought it would pass quickly and used nothing but some light meds like lozenges. Guess what? It got worse and now I’m experiencing serious pain and can barely swallow. A friend of mine recommended that I use Cipro (Ciprofloxacin) which is an antibiotic they use for treating all kinds of bacterial infections. To tell you the truth, I’m not so keen on using antibiotics; they are not exactly harmless. What do you think?

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  2. Grayway New Member

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    Well, it’s true that antibiotics are not harmless, but it does sound like you have quite a bad case of strep throat. When it comes to that, you just need to use antibiotics to recover. As far as I know, Cipro works quite fine for strep throat, but you have to be careful because some people are allergic to this stuff.
     
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    I did take Cipro when I had strep throat and it helped me to get well.
     
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    I have another opinion because I could cope with different inflammations without antibiotics. Of course, if you are healthy enough and have no problems with liver, you can use Cipro and recover quickly. But I would recommend you to visit the doctor. For instance, you might have pharyngitis or another throat disease which can be cured by taking other drugs.
     
  5. Wassdis New Member

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    Thanks guys. Just so you know, I don’t take meds like Cipro (or any kinds of antibiotics, for that matter) just because of a friend’s recommendation. Like I said, it got pretty bad, and when it does, you just don’t keep taking lozenges and hope it’ll get better somehow. So I visited a doctor and asked her about Cipro and she gave me a prescription. What can I say? I’m still sick, but I do feel better and it seems like I’ll recover soon. FYI: guys, I’m not saying all of you should take antibiotics whenever your throat feels sore. Antibiotics are NOT harmless! But when you deal with bad bacterial infections, it’s impossible to get well without them. Ask your doctor.
     
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  6. Grayway New Member

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    As a dude with a medical degree, I just can’t help smiling when I hear something like this. You do know that there are many types of infectious diseases, including pharyngitis, right? If your sickness is caused by some sort of virus, antibiotics like Cipro will not help you in any way (and may even make it worse), but if you have a bad, acute type bacterial infection, it is virtually impossible to treat it without using any antibiotics! Like Wassdis here said, you don’t use antibiotics for any slight ailment and they are not harmless. But they exist for a reason, guys, think about it.
     
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    This sums up what I think on the subject of taking antibiotics like Cipro beautifully. Thanks man.
     
  8. Grayway New Member

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    You are welcome. It’s important that people understand what antibiotics are for.