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Dr. James Ferguson
Board Certified, Pediatrics
41 years in practice
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Please give advice on how to get rid of strep throat fast?

Dr. James Ferguson
Board Certified, Pediatrics
41 years in practice
145M people helped
Please give advice on how to get rid of strep throat fast?

Two steps: Step one: proper diagnosis= quick strep test with high accuracy step two: take your medicine on schedule you will not be contagous after 24hrs on meds but you need to finish them. Comfort measures including ibuprofen, throat sprays or lossenges can also help. ...Read more

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Dr. Jane van Dis
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Nicole Bressler
Board Certified, Emergency Medicine
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How to get rid of strep throat fast without an antibiotic?

Nicole Bressler
Board Certified, Emergency Medicine
4 years in practice
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You can't: If you have actually been diagnosed with strep throat (with a test....It can't be accurately diagnosed by looking at it), then it is really important to clear it up with an antibiotic. The bacteria that causes strep throat can cause other problems with your kidneys or heart, and no alternative medicine will prevent those problems from happening. ...Read more

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Dr. Jane van Dis
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Dr. Faryal Ghaffar
Board Certified, Pediatrics
25 years in practice
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Please explain how do you get rid of strep throat fast?

Dr. Faryal Ghaffar
Board Certified, Pediatrics
25 years in practice
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Please explain how do you get rid of strep throat fast?

Strep throat: Streptococcal throat infection requires antibiotic therapy. Need to complete the full course of it in order to avoid recurrence of the disease or resulting in complications that follows the infection. Avoid spread by avoiding sharing the same utensils/kissing, close contact for at least 24 hours after starting antibiotic therapy. ...Read more

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Dr. Charles Rocamboli
Board Certified, Family Medicine
13 years in practice
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Is there a good way to get rid of strep throat without getting a swab?

Dr. Charles Rocamboli
Board Certified, Family Medicine
13 years in practice
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Is there a good way to get rid of strep throat without getting a swab?

It should resolve. : Most strep infections will resolve without any antibiotic treatment. However, you should know what you are risking. Strep antibiodies can damage you own body tissues, especially heart valves. This can cuase rheumatic heart disease and can irreversably damage your heart. This is why we treat step agressivley with antibiotics. Good luck. ...Read more

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Dr. Jane van Dis
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Dr. James Ferguson
Board Certified, Pediatrics
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How to get rid of strep throat without medication?

Dr. James Ferguson
Board Certified, Pediatrics
41 years in practice
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How to get rid of strep throat without medication?

Playing the odds: You can always play the odds and see what happens.Like the folk in the early 1900s.They also had strep & it passed.However, about 1/200 developed 1of 3 patterns of complications.The brain thing, chorea, put some in mental hospitals.The kidney thing led to sudden kidney failure that some did not survive.The heart thing ate up heart valves and left many weak for the remainder of a short life.Treat it. ...Read more

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Dr. John Weeks
Board Certified, Family Medicine
40 years in practice
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How can I get rid of strep throat without going to a doctors office?

Dr. John Weeks
Board Certified, Family Medicine
40 years in practice
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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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Dr. Scott Diede
Board Certified, Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
24 years in practice
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Can you take Claritin d to get rid of strep throat?

Dr. Scott Diede
Board Certified, Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
24 years in practice
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Can you take Claritin d to get rid of strep throat?

No: Antibiotics are required to kill the bacteria that causes strep throat. Claritin-d might make you feel somewhat better, but it will not treat it. Untreated strep throat has the potential to have long term side effects. ...Read more

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Dr. Ted King
Board Certified, Phlebology
35 years in practice
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Is there anyway to get rid of strep throat without going to a doctor for anitbiotics?

Dr. Ted King
Board Certified, Phlebology
35 years in practice
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Is there anyway to get rid of strep throat without going to a doctor for anitbiotics?

No: Dr. Diamond is right: take no chances. ...Read more

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Dr. Keegan Duchicela
Board Certified, Family Medicine
9 years in practice
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Doctor gave me antibotics, but not for my throat. How can I get rid of strep throat?

Dr. Keegan Duchicela
Board Certified, Family Medicine
9 years in practice
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Doctor gave me antibotics, but not for my throat. How can I get rid of strep throat?

Strep throat: Only certain antibiotics help strep throat. The trick is if you really have strep throat or not. If someone doesn't have fever, doesn't have pus on tonsils, doesn't have big swollen lymph nodes, but does have a cough or runny nose, it is very unlikely they have strep throat. A simple in-office strep test can help though, and if positive, you can get the proper antibiotic. Best of luck! ...Read more

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Dr. Mary Engrav
Board Certified, Emergency Medicine
26 years in practice
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How do you get rid of strep throat? I have no insurance so i can't afford to see a doctor. But i've been drinking tea with honey. What type of medicine should I take?

Dr. Mary Engrav
Board Certified, Emergency Medicine
26 years in practice
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For : For throat pain you can take advil or tylenol. Continue drinking plenty of fluids. If you have worsening pain, fever, rash or vomiting though you are going to have to be seen. ...Read more

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