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how to cure strep throat without going to the doctor

A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Douglas Fronzaglia ii, do, ms
20 years experience Geriatrics
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
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Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
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

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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
47 years experience Infectious Disease
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 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
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
11 years experience Family Medicine
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
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Costello
21 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Canstrep be serious: It is impossible to know whether a sore throat or tonsillitis is caused by the bacteria group a strep without a test. This bacteria is a common cause ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
27 years experience Pathology
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
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
See doctor: Don't gamble. Get a streph test and be treated with antibiotics if indicated to prevent later complications. Saltwater gargles: mix 1 tsp salt in 8 oz ... Read More
A 19-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Symptoms will pass: The symptoms of strep throat generally pass in a few days, if that's what it is. Gargling with salt water or sucking candy will help. That said, the ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
You don't: You can often assume you have it if you were heavily exposed to someone with a confirmed case, but definitive diagnosis requires some testing. Many so ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Diamond
45 years experience Pediatrics
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.

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