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Homeopathic Remedies For Strep Throat
None: If you really have a strep throat it will get better without antibiotic treatment after about 7 days but you then run the risk of developing the serious post-streptococcal sequella of glomerulonephritis and rheumatic fever. To prevent this risk you need to take 10 full days of a penicillin antibiotic. Symptomatic treatments include throat lozenges, cepacol throat spray and tylenol (acetaminophen). ...Read more
No: For significant sore throat with swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see physician & get a streph throat test. If you have streph throat, antibiotic therapy is imperative to prevent future compications. Consider tylenol (acetaminophen) or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications. 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. ...Read more
Can you suggest a home remedy for strep throat and blisters for a child with their molars coming in?
Are there any home remedy's for pain relieving with strep throat? It hurts to swallow and i can't eat, but my mom won't but me any medicine for it.
Sore throat: Firstly, you used the term strep throat. Was this diagnosed by a throat swab performed by a medical professional. If so, then antibiotics are required. But, most sore throat are viral. Ibuprofen or Acetaminophen may help with pain. At home remedies include warm liquids to drink and warm salt water gargles. ...Read more
Don't rely on home : Remedies for strep throat - this requires antibiotics to prevent future serious sequela. But here are remedies to go along with that. Saltwater gargles are very helpful. Mix a teaspoon of salt in 8 oz of warm water – gargle with this several times a day. You can gargle with aloe vera juice a couple of times per day. A mixture of chamomile tea with honey ; a small amount of lemon juice is good. ...Read more
Use antibiotics.: It is imperative to use antibiotics for strep throat to avoid serious health complications. For symptom relief consider making tea with 2 tsp of marshmallow root bark per 1cup of hot water (steep in a covered pot for at least 5 minutes). Drink several times a day or as needed to relieve throat pain. ...Read more
Home remedies: For significant sore throat with swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see physician & get a streph throat test. Consider tylenol (acetaminophen) or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications. 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 >>>. ...Read more
Absolutely Not: Untreated strep throat in rare cases can cause serious complications. These include rheumatic heart disease which generally is permanent damage. There is a window of a week or so where treatment with appropriate antibiotics will prevent this problem. See your doctor for proper diagnosis. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
None: If you have a strep throat you need antibiotic treatment, usually 10 days of a penicillin antibiotic. The sore throat and fever will resolve in a week even without treatment but you then run the risk of getting serious rheumatic fever or glomerulonephritis. No home remedies will prevent these sequella. Symptomatic treatments include throat lozenges, cepacol throat spray and tylenol (acetaminophen). ...Read more
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