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Can Strep Throat Go Away Without Antibiotics
Possible: If the UTI is attacked head on with forced fluids and you have a good immune response, it is possible to flush out the bactreia in the bladder and the body wins the battle. I would not count on this. If you have burning, pain, frequency of urination, need to go immediately, and cerainly if fever, back pain, nausea, chills or vomiting, get seen right away for a proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
90% will: Bronchitis is usually viral and doesn't require antibiotics unless someone has underlying lung disease or other serious health problem. 10% of bronchitis is bacterial and helped with antibiotics. It takes usually 3 weeks for bronchitis to go away without antibiotics. Fever that last more than 3 days or shortness of breath are more worrisome. ...Read more
Playing the odds: You can always play the odds and see what happens.Like the folk in the early 1900s.They also had strep and it passes.However, about 1/200 developed 1of 3 patterns of complications.The brain thing, st vitas dance put some in mental hospitals.The kidney thing led to sudden kidney failure that some did not survive.The heart thing ate up valves and left many weak for the remainder of a short life. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Its an imbalance of bacteria, as long as nothing is altering the bacteria, it may. Additionally vulvar care is very important. No douching, no introduction of soaps or other cleaning agents between the labia. If you have heavy or long menses taking ocp's to shorten them or getting an ablation may help. Avoid tampons, use only presservative free cotton pads, and use cotton underwear exclusively. ...Read more
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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Will strep throat go away without treatment? What happens if i don't get treatment for strep throat, or don't finish my antibiotics?
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
Some but why not Abc: Some UTIs resolve without antibiotics, but can take a long time & always with danger of infection spreading to kidneys,which is potentially dangerous. Most people survived UTIs before antibiotic age but some sustained severe kidney damage & some died. My advice is have urine cultured & take appropriately prescribed antibiotic. Cranberry does not cure UTIs, only reduces risk of recurrent UTIs ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Not usually: Infected or inflamed tonsils can be quite painful. A bacterial infection will usually respond in a couple of days to antibiotics - there are medications to minimize the discomfort while the antibiotics are working (throat lozenges, nsaid's, prescription pain medications, etc). Viral tonsillitis requires time to resolve - the same pain meds noted above can help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
White spots on tonsils, sore throat. Being treated for vag. Yeast infection. Related or strep? How to treat strep if antibiotics make yeast worse?
You can't: If you have actually been diagnosed with strep throat (with a test....It can't be accurately diagnosed by looking at it), then it is really important to clear it up with an antibiotic. The bacteria that causes strep throat can cause other problems with your kidneys or heart, and no alternative medicine will prevent those problems from happening. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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