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Can strep throat go away on its own?

Can strep throat go away on its own?

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. ...Read more

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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


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Does strep throat go away on its own?

Does strep throat go away on its own?

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. ...Read more

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Will strep throat go away on its own?

Will strep throat go away on its own?

Not usually: Strep can be very serious and contagious. It is best to have a doctor examin you and prescribe the necessary medications to help elimiate the infection and help protect you and the others around you. ...Read more

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Will strep throat go away on its own? Please help me docs!

Will strep throat go away on its own? Please help me docs!

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. ...Read more

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Will strep throat go away on its on, or do you have to take an antibiotic?

Will strep throat go away on its on, or do you have to take an antibiotic?

You MUST...: ...Take antibiotics for strep throat. The symptoms will go away on their own. The reason we treat strep throat is to avoid complications like damage to your heart and kidneys. There is no alternative medical treatment (homeopathy, herbs, etc.). When I was in homeopathy class, one of my classmates asked the instructor how to homeopathically treat strep; he said "use penicillin.". ...Read more

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What will happen if I let strep throat go away by its self?

What will happen if I let strep throat go away by its self?

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. ...Read more

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Is it possible for strep throat which caused extremely mild rheumatic fever to go away on its own after taking 4 tablets of clarithromycin?

Is it possible for strep throat which caused extremely mild rheumatic fever to go away on its own after taking 4 tablets of clarithromycin?

If you have: Rheumatic fever /strep it is important to take the full course of prescribed antibiotics. You have written in quite a few times about this - so clearly you are worried. Did you self -medicate with the clarithromycin? ...Read more

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Will strep throat go away completely if treated with azithromycin? Is there a chance that medicine will not get rid of infection?

Will strep throat go away completely if treated with azithromycin? Is there a chance that medicine will not get rid of infection?

Possibility: Strep should be gone if you took the same dose for 5 days. Sometimes though strep does recover after you finish medicine and strikes again. ...Read more

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What can I take for strep throat that won't go away?

What can I take for strep throat that won't go away?

Get a proper Dx 1st: If you had a strep test done & your problems persist after treatment, you may have an additional issue to consider. Mononucleosis will often present with a sore throat & swollen glands & a throat swab may find strep. Strep may be part of the problem or may have just been an incidental finding. Some people carry strep without getting sick. A recheck with some testing may help find your answer. ...Read more

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How long is it supposed to it take for strep throat to go away with medicine?

How long is it supposed to it take for strep throat to go away with medicine?

Rapid improvement.: A person usually feels much better 24 to 48 hours after starting antibiotics. They are usually not contagious after completing 24 hours of antibiotics. You still need to take the full course of antibiotics. Don't stop just because you are feeling better. ...Read more

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What is done if strep throat doesn't go away with a full course of antibotics?

What is done if strep throat doesn't go away with a full course of antibotics?

Several possibities: You were re-exposed and reinfected (using the same toothbrush or kissing your asymptomatic partner can do this). You can also have another issue at the same time.Mono and strep can occur concurrently. Some people reinfect so easily that a 2 step treatment protocol using a penicillin drug followed by Rifampin is occasionally used. ...Read more

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After your strep throat symptoms go away, is the virus still present in your body?

After your strep throat symptoms go away, is the virus still present in your body?

Strep is not a virus: While many sore throats are caused by viruses, strep throat is caused by a pathogenic strain of a bacteria called group a streptococcus. Both types of sore throat will improve over a few days & both will have active germs present after symptoms improve. Failure to have strep verified & treated may allow the germ to damage various organ systems over time. The viruses pass & self heal. ...Read more

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If having strep throat caused my gums to get infected, will it go away when the strep goes away?

If having strep throat caused my gums to get infected, will it go away when the strep goes away?

Probably not: Streptococcal infections of gingiva are seen very rarely, although it can occur with other inflammatory diseases like throat inflammations.
You should see a dentist, to examine for possible pre-existing periodontal disease that may require specific treatment, besides the routine antibiotics for strep. tonsillitis. ...Read more

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Had strep throat about a month ago and still have some hoarsness to my voice will it eventually go away?

Had strep throat about a month ago and still have some hoarsness to my voice will it eventually go away?

Recheck: The strep should not really cause hoarseness or weakness of the vocal cords. If the soreness in the back of your throat is resolved then I would look for another cause of the voice issues. One of the more likely explanations may be acid reflux causing irritation of the vocal cords. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed. Yesterday with strep throat. They gave me a shot of bicilon how long does it take to kick in and the fever will go away?

I was diagnosed. Yesterday with strep throat. They gave me a shot of bicilon how long does it take to kick in and the fever will go away?

Typically 48 hours.: Bicillin injection is convenient, but rather painful and expensive way to treat strep. In most cases, the good old penicillin is the #1 recommended treatment for strep infection. Oral formualtion is much cheaper. Typically, you should see improvement from strep (if the bug is sensitive to it) quite rapidly, often within 48 hours. If by tomorrow n u r not better, consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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I had strep throat about a month ago and still have some hoarseness to my voice will this eventually go away?

I had strep throat about a month ago and still have some hoarseness to my voice will this eventually go away?

Hoarseness: Gargle with warm salt water solution to relieve hoarseness which can last a week or two after a strep infection ...Read more

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Was diagnosed strep throat and now I have a blistery rash on my cheek and it is painful burns and itches what can I do to help it go away?

Was diagnosed strep throat and now I have a blistery rash on my cheek and it is painful burns and itches what can I do to help it go away?

Hard to say: It is hard to say without visualizing this rash. Several possibilities come to mind which are common. You may have an shingles rash, which is a is a blistery, painful itchy rash which covers in the distribution of your nerve roots (dermatomes, we say) Could possibly be impetigo, a bacterial skin infection. I would start with topical neosporin for this. For treatment will need Prime Exam ...Read more

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If I had strep throat and did not get treated for it, will the sore throat go away and thenbe followed by a fever? Sore throat wasn't bad, had cough.

If I had strep throat and did not get treated for it, will the sore throat go away and thenbe followed by a fever? Sore throat wasn't bad, had cough.

Consider Ur options: Strep will often improve in a few days without treatment. Untreated strep, regardless of degree can produce rheumatic fever a month or so down the road & make the rest ur life miserable. (& cost a bunch) est.1/200 untreated strep are at risk; ~1/3 sore throats strep, ~1/600 the risk you take by the numbers. There may be alternatives for seeking care than ur out of pocket, so look into it. Good luck. ...Read more

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Since I've had strep throat my tonsils haven't went down I have orange bumps in my throat that won't go away Is there a natural way to get rid of them?

Since I've had strep throat my tonsils haven't went down I have orange bumps in my throat that won't go away Is there a natural way to get rid of them?

See your doctor: If your tonsils are still enlarged and you still see something that appears abnormal to you, you should follow up with your doctor. Without a proper physical exam, we can't advise appropriate treatment or advise for your condition. All the best and feel better. ...Read more

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I have had strep throat and red rash associated. My sore throat has gone away but the rash is still present after 12 weeks! When will it go away!?

I have had strep throat and red rash associated. My sore throat has gone away but the rash is still present after 12 weeks! When will it go away!?

Soon!: It usually last shorter than that! You might be irritating it more with creams and home remedies! heat rashes on top of it might mimic scarlatina rashes! Just promptly visit your md for second opinion! Regards! ...Read more

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Diagnosed w/strep throat, took amoxicillin for 2 days, dvlp'd hives on face feet hands from penicillin reactions, how to make hives go away fast?

Diagnosed w/strep throat, took amoxicillin for 2 days, dvlp'd hives on face feet hands from penicillin reactions, how to make hives go away fast?

Try otc: Benadryl (diphenhydramine). Consult with your doctor, because you might need stronger meds, such as steroids. You also need more antibiotics in order to complete treatment of strep throat. ...Read more

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Can I go to work with strep throat?

Can I go to work with strep throat?

After 24 hours: After you have been on antibiotics for 24 hours you are oh longer contagious. ...Read more

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What if strep throat goes untreated?

What if strep throat goes untreated?

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. ...Read more

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How long until my strep throat goes away?

How long until my strep throat goes away?

You should start: Feeling better after 24 to 48 hours on an antibiotic. However, if you have a viral illness at the same time, the antibiotics will not help to cure that or make you feel better. If that's the case, you just need to wait. If you are still not feeling better, you should get back in touch with your doctor. ...Read more

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Should I go to work if I'm recovering from strep throat?

Yes: You will not be contagious 24 hours after you have started your antibiotics. ...Read more

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Strep throat not going away! Its been 5 days please please help me!?

Strep throat not going away! Its been 5 days please please help me!?

D/W physician: Although you can have symptoms for a while, if you have no improvement after five days of appropriate antibiotic treatment, please contact your physician. ...Read more

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How long am I suppose to wait before going to work with strep throat?

How long am I suppose to wait before going to work with strep throat?

48 hours: After you have been on antibiotics for 24-48 hours you should no longer be contagious ...Read more

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I think I might have strep throat but can't get a culture today. Should I go into work today?

I think I might have strep throat but can't get a culture today. Should I go into work today?

Stay home: Hi Sean, sore throat in many cases is a sign of contagious illness. The one exception would be if you have allergies. I'd say stay home to protect your coworkers health and give yourself a chance to recover. Tomorrow you can see your doctor and get checked out. Feel better. ...Read more

Strep Throat (Definition)

A throat infection caused by a strep bacteria that responds ...Read more