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Streptococcal and Cephalexin

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Streptococcal Symptoms and Causes

Strep is short for Streptococcus, a type of bacteria. There are several types. Two of them cause most of the strep infections in people: group A and group B.

Group A strep causes

  • Strep throat - a sore, red throat. Your tonsils may be swollen and have white spots on them.
  • Scarlet fever - an illness that follows strep throat. It causes a red rash on the body.
  • Impetigo - a skin infection
  • Toxic shock syndrome
  • Cellulitis and necrotizing fasciitis (flesh-eating disease)

Group B strep can cause blood infections, pneumonia and meningitis in newborns. A screening test during pregnancy can tell if you have it. If you do, intravenous (IV) antibiotics during labor can save your baby's life. Adults can also get group B strep infections, especially if they are 65 or older or already have health problems. Strep B can cause urinary tract infections, blood infections, skin infections and pneumonia in adults.

Antibiotics are used to treat strep infections.

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Cephalexin Side Effects

Rash (54)
Pruritus (52)
Diarrhoea (49)
Urticaria (45)
Vomiting (43)
Pain (41)
Nausea (40)
Dyspnoea (40)
Dizziness (34)
Headache (28)
Pyrexia (28)
Abdominal Pain (26)
Deep Vein Thrombosis (26)
International Normalised Ratio Increased (23)
Abdominal Pain Upper (22)
Malaise (22)
Renal Failure Acute (20)
Fatigue (19)
Anxiety (18)
Anaphylactic Reaction (18)
Injury (16)
Chills (15)
Rash Pruritic (15)
Blister (14)
Dehydration (14)
Haemoglobin Decreased (14)
Hypersensitivity (14)
Pulmonary Embolism (14)
Arthralgia (13)
Hypovolaemic Shock (13)
Oedema Peripheral (13)
Muscle Spasms (12)
Gallbladder Disorder (12)
Depression (12)
Asthenia (12)
Angioedema (12)
Condition Aggravated (11)
Erythema (11)
Liver Function Test Abnormal (11)
Haematuria (11)
Skin Exfoliation (11)
Somnolence (11)
Urinary Tract Infection (10)
Tremor (10)
Swelling Face (10)
Swelling (10)
Pain In Extremity (10)
Myalgia (10)
Chest Pain (10)
Hypertension (9)

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Recent Reviews

After 5 doses - experienced extreme blood shot eyes and a tender head to the touch. Symptoms totally gone after a day&1/2. Wow, didn't see that in the small print.

After being put on this for Bladder Infection..I experience lip swelling about 3 days in. It was not terrible but uncomfortable. I had NO other signs of anything else. If you pulled up and down my lips you could also see some red. I stopped taking af

Also forgot to mention I was put on this bc I am allergic to Sulfa and it is in a lot of bladder infection antibiotics they usually prescribe. Also, there was a chance I could be pregnant so this is why this one was chosen.

Does cephalexin cause weight gain?

Head is in pain 2 day takeing it :(

How long after being started on cephalexin can urticaria occur?

I am currently on Cephalexin for a kidney infection. I have so far suffered from joint pain, headaches, unusual vaginal pain and itching, dizziness and discovered a sore throat this morning. I plan to finish my dose but it seems like I'm suffering wo

I gained 9 pounds in three weeks and has upper abdominal pain.

I had bloody stools after taking cephalexing for like 3 days, i called my doctor and was told to stop taking it for a weekm I started taking cephalexing due to and ear bacteria , they will change treatment after a week , i stopped having bloody stool

I have been taking Cephalexin 500mg for a week due to car wreck elbow injury. Prescribed for possible infection. I am somewhat constipated, and have gained 11 pounds... Is this normal, and will the weight gain go away wh

Streptococcal Clinical Trials and Studies

Treatments might be new drugs or new combinations of drugs, new surgical procedures or devices, or new ways to use existing treatments. The goal of clinical trials is to determine if a new test or treatment works and is safe. Clinical trials can also look at other aspects of care, such as improving the quality of life for people with chronic illnesses. People participate in clinical trials for a variety of reasons. Healthy volunteers say they participate to help others and to contribute to moving science forward. Participants with an illness or disease also participate to help others, but also to possibly receive the newest treatment and to have the additional care and attention from the clinical trial staff.