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How To Cure Strep Throat Without Going To The 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
Does Algitrin(ibuprofen+paracetamol) cure fever(Prolonged 10d)? My doc gave me Avelox(7d) and Algitrin(5d-every 8hrs). Fever,strep throat,sw.lymph Gls
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: Dr. Diamond is right: take no chances. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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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