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i have strep throat and my tonsils are filled with pus, can i gargle with peroxide?

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Dr. Joel Gallant
36 years experience Infectious Disease
No: Just take your antibiotics. Gargling with salt water can help the pain. Peroxide slows healing.
Answered on Nov 14, 2013

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