I am not a doctor and do not play one on TV. But I do work in the ER and see hundreds of cases of Strep each year.
You can get Zithromax (or Azithromax) in any local pharmacy w/o a prescription. There will be five tablets in the bottle. Take 2 tablets on day one and one additional tablet each day for the following four days. Zithromax is more effective than Penicillin (84% cure rate) and much more convenient than multpile doses of e-mycin for 10 days. This is for adults of course. Pediatricians still tend towards E-mycin for kids because we worry about causing strep to become resistant to cephalasporins at some point down the road.
Before deciding to start treatment on yourself, your son should have had a POSITIVE rapid strep and you should be exhibiting signs of strep. Begin treatment as soon as you notice onset of symptoms.
Last edited by FrankRN; 02-13-2008 at 08:31 PM..