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Can a strep throat be cured without seeing a doctor?

Can a strep throat be cured without seeing a doctor?

Yes: A healthy person should be able to fight infections without use of antibiotics. If you are still ill after a week though, a doctor visit should be scheduled. ...Read more

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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Are there any solutions to cure a strep throat without seeing a doctor like with home remedies?

Are there any solutions to cure a strep throat without seeing a doctor like with home remedies?

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

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Can you recommend a good way to treat strep throat without going to the doctor's?

Get streph test: Don't skip the streph test to avoid complications. Sore throat 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. ...Read more

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What importance should I go about dealin with strep throat I have had it for 1 week now without going to the doctor?

What importance should I go about dealin with strep throat I have had it for 1 week now without going to the doctor?

Risks involved: The frequency of complications from untreated strep vary from kidney disease that usually shows up early 4wks.The combined risk is estimated at about 1% per individual infection but varies regionally depending on the strain in the area. You have ~ 10 days from 1st sx to treat ; abort the long term risk. ...Read more

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What's the best way to treat strep throat without going to see a doctor?

What's the best way to treat strep throat without going to see a doctor?

See your doctor!: I can't stress enough to see your/a doctor with this. Sore throat, fever, and chills are symptoms. Diagnosis is by throat culture, and this can be done in a walk-in clinic on the same day. Treatment is with benzathine penicillin/penicillin x 10 days, and it is important to get it within 9 days of onset, before possible acute renal failure that can rarely happen with this disease. ...Read more

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What is the best way to take care of strep throat without going to see a doctor?

What is the best way to take care of strep throat without going to see a doctor?

See doctor: Don't gamble. Get a streph test and be treated with antibiotics if indicated to prevent later complications. 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 ginger. Steep 5 min. In a covered pot. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of strep throat without going to a doctors office?

How can I get rid of strep throat without going to a doctors office?

How do you know?: There are no specific symptoms of strep throat that distinguish it from other causes of sore throat. A screening test or culture is the only way to be sure it's strep. Most of the time a sore throat will get better by itself. The main reason for treating strep throat is to prevent rare but potentially serious complications, like rheumatic fever which can cause permanent heart damage. ...Read more

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How to determine if I have strep throat with out going to the doctor?

You don't: You need strep test/ culture. Sxs of strep throat can include: large, red painful tonsils with white exudates; small red dots on the roof of the mouth; swollen lymph nodes on the neck; fever, headache, rash, difficulty swallowing, fatigue & rash. Complications can include infection of middle ear, sinuses, tonsils, skin & blood; scarlet fever, inflammation of the kidney & rheumatic fever. ...Read more

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Can i get an antibiotic for my strep throat with out going to the doctor please help i'm in pain.!?

Can i get an antibiotic for my strep throat with out going to the doctor please help i'm in pain.!?

No: You need to see the doctor and make sure it is strep.Antibiotics only help strep not viruses.See the answer for symptomatic pain relif. ...Read more

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Do I have to go to the doctor for strep throat?

Define necessary: Some folks choose to avoid health care professionals & treatments & let life run its course. Strep throat will many times improve without treatment & the complications only strike 1/200 untreated patients. For those who want to avoid complications & not spread the germ to others, office exam & testing are needed along with treatment when confirmed.The choice for an adult is up to them. ...Read more

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I can't afford to go to the doctors, i'm pretty sure I have strep throat since it was going around, I have all the symptoms. What should I do?

Urgent care center: Living in the mid cities, there are many affordable urgent care centers, like primacare, in your area. Go today to get this checked out. The fees are not expensive, and if you do have strep throat, the cost of antibiotics is very modest. If you need to borrow money, do so. This is important. ...Read more

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I can't afford to go to the doctors and i'm pretty sure I have strep throat because it was going around, I have all the symptoms. What should I do?

I can't afford to go to the doctors and i'm pretty sure I have strep throat because it was going around, I have all the symptoms. What should I do?

Clinic: Are there no free or reduced price clinics available? Perhaps a local doctor will see you with the promise of later compensation? Ask mr. Perry why texans have such poor health coverage. ...Read more

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I have strep throat and was told i can't go to work but I have a deadline to meet. My doctor. Said it was dangerous. How so? For who?

I have strep throat and was told i can't go to work but I have a deadline to meet. My doctor. Said it was dangerous. How so? For who?

Your co-workers!: Strep is contagious, so you risk infecting others who may come in contact with you while infectious (coughing, sneezing, hand-hand contact), but you stop being contagious a day or two after being on antibiotics. Don't risk getting others sick if you are not yet better or there will be more deadlines missed than yours. ...Read more

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So I have strep throat I am pretty sure and its been a week and I am going to the doctors tuesday but it is starting to get hard for me to swallow wil?

So I have strep throat I am pretty sure and its been a week and I am going to the doctors tuesday but it is starting to get hard for me to swallow wil?

Not sure: In order to diagnose strep throat, we need a sample from your tonsils. If you really have difficulty swallowing solid food and developing fever, don't wait till tuesday as you may develop something more serious. Difficulty swallowing means solid food gets stuck in your throat. ...Read more

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What do they do at the doctor to diagnose if you have strep throat?

What do they do at the doctor to diagnose if you have strep throat?

Exam + test: The general exam focused on the appearance of the throat & mouth lead to suspicion of the disorder. A swab of the throat can be submitted for a quick antigen test (minutes) or culture (24hrs) to verify the dx. ...Read more

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Can a doctor diagnose you with strep throat with looking at your throat?

Can a doctor diagnose you with strep throat with looking at your throat?

See below: A doctor can be highly suspicious that youb have a strep. Throat based on signs and symptoms. It usually starts with a sore throat and headache. This is followed by fever, pus on the throat or tonsils and enlarged lymph nodes at the angles of the jaws. Rapid strep test if positive and throat culture if the rapid test is negative are diagnostic. ...Read more

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Until I am able to get into the doctor, what home remedies should I use to help with strep throat?

Strep throat?: How do you know you have a strep throat? If you have had a positive test, your doctor should have prescribed antibiotics. This also goes for urgent care centers, where physician's assistants and nurse practitioners can prescribe antibiotics. Otherwise, you only have mouthwash (listerine) and lozenges. Salt water gargles may help soothe--use 1 tablespoon salt per quart of water. But really, see md! ...Read more

Strep Throat (Definition)

A throat infection caused by a strep bacteria that responds ...Read more