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Can A Strep Throat Be Cured Without Seeing A Doctor
Yes: A healthy person should be able to fight infections without use of antibiotics. If you are still ill after a week though, a doctor visit should be scheduled. ...Read more
No: A strep throat will usually resolve in about 7 days even without antibiotic treatment but you then run the risk of developing the serious post -streptococcal sequella of glomerulonephritis or rheumatic fever. To prevent this risk you must take a full 10 days of a penicillin antibiotic. No home remedies will prevent this risk. Lozenges, cepacol throat spray and tylenol (acetaminophen) are symptomatic treatments. ...Read more
See your doctor!: I can't stress enough to see your/a doctor with this. Sore throat, fever, and chills are symptoms. Diagnosis is by throat culture, and this can be done in a walk-in clinic on the same day. Treatment is with benzathine penicillin/penicillin x 10 days, and it is important to get it within 9 days of onset, before possible acute renal failure that can rarely happen with this disease. ...Read more
See doctor: Don't gamble. Get a streph test and be treated with antibiotics if indicated to prevent later complications. 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. Add honey & a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea. Pour boiling water over thinly sliced ginger. Steep 5 min. In a covered pot. ...Read more
Absolutely: With breathing problems, you should contact your doc asap. ...Read more
Strep throat sxs: Sxs of strep throat can include: pain of throat; large, red tonsils with white exudates; small red dots on roof of the mouth; swollen lymph nodes on neck; fever, headache, rash, difficulty swallowing, fatigue or rash. If you just have a mild sore throat with none of the above - it is more likely that you have a viral infection & may not need a med eval. ...Read more
A teen's parents will not let him see a doctor for two weeks after he has had strep throat. What should be done immediately?
Strep throat: It is diffult to answer this question without knowing who diagnosed the teen with strep throat and whether he or she was treated with a full course of antibiotics.If the treatment was completed then there is no problem.If the teen never saw the doctor then the diagnosis is in doubt, it may be a sore throat which may or may not be strep.But sore throat for two weeks need to be checked by md. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is it possible to treat a strep throat at home? I can't afford to go see a doctor, no insurance, and live on my own, no parents so no ER.
No, it's not...: Strep throat requires antibiotics, so you can't treat at home. I'm not sure how you are sure you have strep if you haven't gone to doctor because you really need to test for strep before you can say for certain that's what it is. Colorado Springs has a health department that you could visit or spend the 60-80 dollars and go to an urgent care center to get appropriate diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more
My throat was sore and had a fever 4 days ago now i feel lots better. My daughter got sick and diagnosed with strep throat got rx do i need to see doc?
How do you get rid of strep throat? I have no insurance so i can't afford to see a doctor. But i've been drinking tea with honey. What type of medicine should I take?
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