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Can you recommend a home remedy to prevent strep throat?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 27 years experience
No: For significant sore throat with swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see physician & get a streph throat test. If you have streph throat, antibiotic therapy is imperative to prevent future compications. Consider tylenol (acetaminophen) or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications. Saltwater gargles: mix 1 tsp salt in 8 oz warm water – gargle several times a day. Or gargle with aloe vera juice twice a day.
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 27 years experience
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For significant sore throat with swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see physician & get a streph throat test. If you have Streph Throat, antibiotic therapy is imperative to prevent future compications. Consider Tylenol or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications. Saltwater gargles: Mix 1 tsp salt in 8 oz warm water – gargle several times a day. Or gargle with Aloe Vera juice twice a day.
Apr 28, 2013

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