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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.".

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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.

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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?

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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

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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.

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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.

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