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I had swollen glands on the left side of my neck causing a

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Hello I had swollen glands on the left side of my neck causing a sore throat went to fam doc strep test negative he per. Cheratussin dac which did help but a day and a half later it switched to the right side swollen glands sore throat ear ache and it feels twice as bad. Went to the er today again strep test neg but they still per. an antibiotic augmentin 875 I've had none of the terrible side effects others have posted but about 30 min after taking it my neck and ear on the infected side began to burn painfully for close to an hour. Is that a normal reaction of the meds fighting the infection or a dangerous reaction to the medication
Mysticdoc :

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Mysticdoc :

Hi there,

I am Mysticdoc, experienced Internal Medicine Specialist.

I am here to help you with your concerns.

Mysticdoc :

Do you still have burning sensation in your neck?

Mysticdoc :

Do you have any swelling of the lips or tongue?

Customer: No burning I no long have a throbbing like pain either, gland is still swollen and sensitive to touch thought. No swelling of the lips or tongue.
Mysticdoc :


Mysticdoc :

then this is not an allergic reaction.

Mysticdoc :

Allergic reaction from penicillin will cause swelling of the lips, tongue, itching, rash.

Mysticdoc :

So, this burning can be an immune reaction to the infection.

Mysticdoc :

You should see improvement in your symptoms within 4-5 days.

Customer: Ok, thank you , I just thought it was a little weird
Mysticdoc :

Although strep is negative, this can still be a bacterial infection.

Mysticdoc :

There are other bacteria which cannot be tested by the rapid strep test

Customer: Yes that's what they explain to me today
Mysticdoc :

Augmentin is a good antibiotic and will treat the infection effectively.

Customer: I have heard it is very strong
Mysticdoc :

yes it is

Customer: Thank you so much, was getting last and I wanted to ask someone before bed
Mysticdoc :

very welcome

Mysticdoc :

get well soon

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