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How to cure strep throat without going to the doctor

A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
Infectious Disease 49 years experience
No: A strep throat will usually resolve in about 7 days even without antibiotic treatment but you then run the risk of developing the serious post -strept... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Douglas Fronzaglia ii, do, ms
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics 22 years experience
Yes: A healthy person should be able to fight infections without use of antibiotics. If you are still ill after a week though, a doctor visit should be sch... Read More
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Things to ponder: Strep A, like many other causes of sore throat can "get better" without treatment. However, you could be rolling the dice. Failure to treat with antib... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Get streph test: Don't skip the streph test to avoid complications. Sore throat for significant sore throat with swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see physician & get ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeremy Proctor
Family Medicine 13 years experience
No: Strep throat absolutely must be treated with antibiotics. Not only are antibiotics needed to clear the throat infection, but they are vital to the pr... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
Pathology 29 years experience
See your doctor!: I can't stress enough to see your/a doctor with this. Sore throat, fever, and chills are symptoms. Diagnosis is by throat culture, and this can be d... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics 47 years experience
No: You need to see the doctor and make sure it is strep.Antibiotics only help strep not viruses.See the answer for symptomatic pain relif.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Define necessary: Some folks choose to avoid health care professionals & treatments & let life run its course. Strep throat will many times improve without treatment & ... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 29 years experience
No need: No. Your symptoms are gone. Why would you need any further medical intervention?
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lonnie Smith
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 40 years experience
Yes: But make sure you get treatment. So see your physician soon.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Koenigsberg
Psychiatry 43 years experience
Urgent care center: Living in the mid cities, there are many affordable urgent care centers, like primacare, in your area. Go today to get this checked out. The fees ar... Read More
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