A 37-year-old member asked:
please describe a good home remedy for pain from strep throat?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Michael Ein answered
48 years experience Infectious Disease
None: If you really have a strep throat it will get better without antibiotic treatment after about 7 days but you then run the risk of developing the serious post-streptococcal sequella of glomerulonephritis and rheumatic fever. To prevent this risk you need to take 10 full days of a penicillin antibiotic. Symptomatic treatments include throat lozenges, cepacol throat spray and tylenol (acetaminophen).
Answered on Feb 9, 2017
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