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can strep throat go away on its own?

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Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
1st Sx will : Strep throat goes through several phases. The acute symptoms will eventually fade in most without rx. During the sub-acute phase, the body continues to make antibodies and a fraction (1/200) develop long term complications including kidney damage, heart damage(rheumatic fever) and brain injury.Antibiotics can stop the complications if started within ~10 days of first fever.
Answered on Nov 10, 2016

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