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please describe a good home remedy for pain from strep throat?

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Dr. Michael Ein
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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Please don't use: A home remedy for streph throat. There can be complications down the road if it is nottreated with an appropriate antibiotic.

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