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how would you determine if you have strep throat and how would you treat it in about a week?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Strep test/ culture: For significant sore throat with swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see physician & get a strep throat test/ culture. If you have strep throat, antibiotic therapy is imperative to prevent future complications. 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.
Answered on May 22, 2013

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