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Gargle for strep throat

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Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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Nyquil: Yes, it should be very helpful. If your strep throat is not improving in 24 hours please see your doctor.

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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
Infectious Disease 36 years experience
No: Just take your antibiotics. Gargling with salt water can help the pain. Peroxide slows healing.
A female asked:
Dr. Ronald Dreyer
Pediatrics 63 years experience
Pain?: You are on antibiotic medication? Acetaminophen or Ibuprofen are good ice cream is good for soothing but pain will return saltwater gargles help also... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics 50 years experience
Specific infection: A strep throat is a bacterial infection of the throat (pharynx), tonsils or both caused by the bacteria group a streptococcus. Unfortunately common u... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harold Kim
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 28 years experience
Depends: Streptococcus pyogenes, the bacteria behind strep throat is naturally colonized in some folks. When it is actually infecting you, that is, provoking a... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Parkanswered
Pediatrics 50 years experience
Yes!: Majority of "strep throat" occurs in winter and spring.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Clifford Marks
Dentistry 35 years experience
No: Your doctor must diagnose strep throat. If your doctor did in fact diagnose strep, it is easily treated. You won't die!
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Black
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
From someone else: Strep throat is a bacterial infection that people usually get from being exposed to another infected individual.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 56 years experience
Steptococcus pyogene: It is a throat infection due to streptococcus pyogenes (a bacteria), also known as group a beta-strep. This is the same organism known as the "flesh-... Read More
A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Thru the Air: Strep is a contagious disease and spreads thru close respiratory contacts.Avoidance and good handwashing may help minimize the spread.

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