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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 are symptomatic treatments. ...Read more

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Strep Throat (Definition)

It's a throat infection caused by a strep bacteria that responds rapidly to most antibiotics. There can be a number of other bacteria involved in addition to strep so a regular culture (not just a quick strep ...Read more


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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

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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.!?

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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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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