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A 19-year-old female asked:

Can i get an antibiotic for my strep throat with out going to the doctor please help i'm in pain.!?

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Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics 46 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.

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