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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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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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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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How long does it take until symptoms of strep throat go away with treatment?

1-3 days: Strep is a bacteria that remains very sensitive to penicillin. If treated by mouth it can take 2-3 days to become non contagious. If treated with cr bicillin injection the contagious period is shorter and sometimes more effective. My choice is the shot, your child will feel better quickly and can return to school as early as 24 hours after the shot. ...Read more

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Will strep throat go away without treatment? What happens if i don't get treatment for strep throat, or don't finish my antibiotics? .

Will strep throat go away without treatment? What happens if i don't get treatment for strep throat, or don't finish my antibiotics?

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See below: A strep throat will usually resolve without treatment but failing to take appropriate antibiotics can permit complications to occur such as a retropharyngeal abscess or septic thrombophlebitis of the neck veins. Failure to take a full course of antibiotics, usually 10 days can allow non infectious sequella ie. Rheumatic fever or post-streptococcal glomerulonephritis to occur. ...Read more

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Can strep throat go away in 3 days with antibiotics and what are the symptoms....Can I have it without the white patches but red tonsils?

Can strep throat go away in 3 days with antibiotics and what are the symptoms....Can I have it without the white patches but red tonsils?

Yes and no: You can kill all the germs with 24 hours of antibiotics but the reason for taking antibiotics for 10 days with strep is that it takes that long to get rid of any risk of developing post streptococcal rheumatic fever. Yes, you can have strep without while patches. It is even possible to have strep without even having a sore throat, but that would be unusual. ...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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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


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