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How To Cure Strep Throat At Home
Comfort care: Many find menthol containing materials like gum or candies helpful.Gargling with a salty brine often strips the excess debris of the tonsil ; membrane surfaces ; remove some of the smell. No home remedy will kill the germ but several help you live with it. If you take your chances you have about 1/200 risk of long term complications. ...Read more
Nothing at home: Will treat strep throat. See your doctor and get checked to see if you have strep throat and if you do you need antibiotics to prevent sequel la such a rheumatic fever. You can get symptomatic relief till you see your doctor with tylenol (acetaminophen) or a throat spray such as chloroseptic. ...Read more
No: A strep throat will usually resolve in about 7 days even without antibiotic treatment but you then run the risk of developing the serious post -streptococcal sequella of glomerulonephritis or rheumatic fever. To prevent this risk you must take a full 10 days of a penicillin antibiotic. No home remedies will prevent this risk. Lozenges, cepacol throat spray and tylenol (acetaminophen) are symptomatic treatments. ...Read more
I have strep throat I am on antibotics now my eyes are red swallowen with greenish cole and leeking what does this mean and or can I cure it at home?
Bacterial conjunct.: Likely you have a bacterial conjunctivitis. Most often the oral antibiotics should clear it up. Using hot towel compresses to keep the eyes clean (wipe away green discharge) should help. If this does not help in 2-3days or if vision is being affected or having pain, see you eyemd for an antibiotic drop & it will clear it up fast. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Antibiotics: If you have streph throat you need antibiotics. Please be evaluated. Gargling with salt water or aloe vera juice can be beneficial as well. ...Read more
@4-48 hrs: Infection should generally be gone in 24-498hrs if the medication works and there is no resistance.Mild symptoms may remain for several more days, but not contagious. ...Read more
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