It is possible that you need another antibiotic. Sometimes the antibiotic prescribed isn't enough to knock out the germ. Especially with the new viruses floating around. See your doctor and explain that the Amoxicillin didn't work. He/she will probably give you something stronger or another bout of the Amoxicillin. - Some of us do not take the antibiotics as prescribed and later suffer because of it as the germ goes dormant and doesn't die. Be sure to take your meds the way the doctor says so you can get well. I hope you get well soon. PS When I get sick I stay sick for a month.
I disagree, it sounds like you have a bad cold or the flu and antibiotics don't work on viruses. The doctor gave you the antibiotic in cause you develop pneumonia or something in the lung. You don't have any signs or symptoms of strep throat. You need bed rest for a couple of days. Different viruses act differently on various people and also depends on your immune system and you have been running around in the cold as well. Also, there are other types of virues to watch out for that can hang around. Since this one seems to be getting worse you may want to revisit your doctor. You also don't have symptoms of mono or Eptein Barr virus .In your case the antibiotic or another one if you took that one already may benefit you because you may have a ear infection. You can try an antihistamine such as Zyrtec (daytime) or pseudofed (if you can tolerate it). Zyrtec won't make you sleepy. This will help clear out the ears and probably help some with your nasal symptoms. Let us know how you do.
Hello, Thank you both for your replys. I tried just about everything from allergy meds, tylenol, throat lozengers, and gargling salt water. I was still mainly in pain the meds only helped for a few hours. Shortly after I wrote this I went and bought some dayquil it helped me and a few days later I got a lot better and my sore throat finally went away. Now my mom is currently battling a sore throat hers has been bother her off and on when I was sick. So I think we both had some kind of really bad cold/virus. Im just glad my sore throat finally went away. Its aweful always being in pain like that for a while.
Glad you are feeling better. With strep throat you get a high fever, and sometimes swollen lymph nodes in the neck area but never goes to the nose throat or chest (cough). You usually can see white spots in the back of the throat but not always. So, if you have these other symptoms it is a cold or flu. The doctor was wrong not to do a throat culture on you if he suspected strep throat because the strep test is inaccurate and is supposed to be followed up by a culture. Doctors more often than not treat empirically (by symptoms) and give meds based on what could happen such as you could potentially have strep throat since he didn't do the strep culture, or you could develop pneumonia since he figured you may have a bad virus and it could get into your chese and worse. The problem with the type of treatment has been that over the years bacteria have become very resistant to antibiotics. Anyway, I just wanted you to know what I think happened.