Folks, I'm sick again, this time with strep throat. I'm on antibiotics and the maximum amount of acetaminophen that one can take before one's liver is annihilated. So no blog posts for the next couple of days.
Edit: I'm all better now, so here is some information on penicillin V and it's bacteria-killing ways:
- also called phenoxymethylpenicillin (I'm partial to penicillin V, myself)
- is the basic form of penicillin that can be taken orally (e.g. as a pill) and be appreciably absorbed into the bloodstream and thus distributed throughout the body
- penicillin G (benzylpenicillin) is a slightly different compound that must be given parenterally (by injection) since it is broken down by stomach acid - it is considered to be the definitive form of penicillin
- generally the first-line (first choice) antibiotic used against infections caused by Streptococcus pyogenes (tonsillitis, pharyngitis or strep throat, certain skin infections)