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Can a strep throat be cured without seeing a doctor?

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

Strep Throat (Definition)

It's a throat infection caused by a strep bacteria that responds rapidly to most antibiotics. There can be a number of other bacteria involved in addition to strep so a regular culture (not just a quick strep ...Read more


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Are there any solutions to cure a strep throat without seeing a doctor like with home remedies?

Are there any solutions to cure a strep throat without seeing a doctor like with home remedies?

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

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What's the best way to treat strep throat without going to see a doctor?

What's the best way to treat strep throat without going to see a doctor?

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

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What is the best way to take care of strep throat without going to see a doctor?

What is the best way to take care of strep throat without going to see a doctor?

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

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Should I see a doctor if strep throat has mading breathing painful?

Should I see a doctor if strep throat has mading breathing painful?

Absolutely: With breathing problems, you should contact your doc asap. ...Read more

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Do you think I should see a doctor if I have a soar throat with no symptoms of strep throat?

Do you think I should see a doctor if I have a soar throat with no symptoms of strep throat?

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

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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?

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 more

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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.

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

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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?

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?

No: unless you develop symptoms. Asymptomatic "carrier" of Streptococcal bacteia are rare and, in fact normal healthy adults can usually "handle" Stret infections with their immune systems without the aid of antibiotics! ...Read more

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Pharynx (Definition)

It is the connection between the mouth and the throat. The 3 parts are the oropharynx, nasopharynx, and hypo-pharynx. The pharynx leads into the ...Read more