how to cure strep throat without going to the doctor

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Dr. John A. Weeks answered:

how can i get rid of strep throat without going to a doctors office?

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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
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Dr. Bin Sung answered:

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

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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.
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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

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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.
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Dr. Martin Raff answered:

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

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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.
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Dr. Bryan H. Levey answered:

I think I have strep throat... there is a white line in my throat and it hurts really bad... it is too late to go to doctors... should I go to school?

You should..

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...go to your doctor tomorrow and get a strep test. If the strep test is positive, you need antibiotics. If the strep test is negative, it's a virus that will run its course. Do not take antibiotics without a strep test. It's impossible to know with any certainty whether it's strep or not by looking at it...you need a test.
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Can doctors tell me what does strep throat feel like at first?

Strep symptoms

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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.
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I cannot afford the doctors bill if I have strep throat. Are there any medical remedies?

Not effective ones

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Please make sure that strep throat is treated with antibiotics. Complications can include infection of middle ear, sinuses, tonsils, skin & blood; Scarlet fever, inflammation of the kidney (glomerulonephritis) & eventually Rheumatic fever.
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Dr. Willam Lau answered:

Do you take your child to the doctors for every sniffle and cough because it might be strep throat?

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sniffle and cough are NOT typical symptoms of strep throat, a sore throat is more common.
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Why do doctors prescribe antibiotics twice or three times a day ? Does it mean I got a serious case of strep throat if I'm prescribed 3 times a day

Dosing

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medicines are dosed as to their pharmacokinetics, i.e. how they work to kill organisms. There are those that need only one peak effect and repeatedly. There are those that need constant presence and are dosed more each day especially if the medicine does not hang around long enough. There are once a day meds and there are 4 times a day meds.
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Dr. Holly Maes answered:

I have Strep throat at least three times a year plus many sore throats. The ER doctors say I should have my tonsils removed,is it safe as an adult?

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Decisions on whether you need surgical intervention for a chronic problem should not be coming fro an ER doc. You need to discuss this with a primary care doctor or with an ENT doctor for your particular case of recurrent throat infections. While the surgery is generally safe, there can always be complications from bleeding, infection, anesthesia. That's why you need to talk to your personal doc!
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