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Pharyngitis

  • Labs

    • throat swab + culture
    • rapid strep test
  • Strep throat tx

    • penicillin V 250 mg (child) or 500 mg (adult) PO bid
    • benzathine penicillin G 1.2 million units IM (600,000 units if < 27 kg)
    • erythromycin ethylsuccinate 10-20 mg/kg PO bid x 10 d
    • tylenol, ibuprofen
  • Gonococcal tx

    • ceftriaxone 250 mg IM
    • azithromycin 1 g PO (chlamydia coverage)

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