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Throat infection
Hi. Have been suffering from sore throat for the past 3 months, showed to ent first he prescribed me Xaria and vitamins for 15 days, the problem stillpersisted , i did an IGE and it was 761, did a throat swab and it show growth of klebsiella punemonae. After that i took Taxim Of for 10 days with Relent twice daily. Did a throat swab again and it showed staphyloccocus in throat, so took amoxycilin and sulbatom for 8 days with montek lc, after stopping these medicenes i still feel weak and there is irritation in the throat. Dont know what to do next, please help
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Hello and hope you are doing well.

The commonest pathogen (agent) causing throat infections is a group A Streptococcus bacteria. Besides this Group B Streptococcus, mycoplasma, neisseria and  cornybacterium  are known to cause throat infections. Other known pathogens causing infections of the throat are viral and yeast (candida). The reason for elaborating about these pathogens is that the tests done and the therapy initiated vary for the listed pathogens. To begin with a throat swab is taken to see for streptococcus. If needed a throat culture will show the growth and the antibiotics to which the pathogens are most susceptible to. During culture it would be worthwhile to test for yeast infections also besides bacterial infections. Viral infections are by exclusion and do not need any antibiotic therapy unless there are superadded infections. Discuss these options with your consulting doctor.

Hope this helped and do keep us posted.
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