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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
You don't: Strep throat goes through several phases. The acute phase will eventually fade in most without rx. During the sub-acute phase, the body continues to make antibodies & a fraction of the cases develop long term complications including kidney, heart & brain injury.Antibiotics can stop the sub-acute & complications if started within ~10 days of first fever. Herbal or comfort rx makes no difference. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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: 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
No: Dr. Diamond is right: take no chances. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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