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Natural Ways To Get Rid Of Strep Throat
Since I've had strep throat my tonsils haven't went down I have orange bumps in my throat that won't go away Is there a natural way to get rid of them?
See your doctor: If your tonsils are still enlarged and you still see something that appears abnormal to you, you should follow up with your doctor. Without a proper physical exam, we can't advise appropriate treatment or advise for your condition. All the best and feel better. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
No: Dr. Diamond is right: take no chances. ...Read more
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
I had strep throat 2 weeks ago. I think the amoxicillin didn't work cause I been stressing. Is that possible for it not to work to get rid of strep?
I hvae strep throat a second time in a month and I can't afford the meds this tiime how can I get rid of it?
Sore vs strep: The majority of sore throats are viral and symptoms of both viral & strep will resolve without treatment. You only know you have strep if you invested the time and effort to have it tested. If you chose not to be tested or find a free clinic for evaluation, your general risk of strep complications if it is strep run about 1/200. ...Read more
Antibiotics: Because of potentially serious complications, such as heart, kidney and joint complications among others, you need antibiotics! Call your doctor or take them if prescribed. ...Read more
When I get sick its always broncitis/strep throat. What could I get OTC that will get rid of the mucus and cough, shorten my "cold"?
Several things: This is a problem that necessitates a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. This will allow him/her to examine you, ask specific questions. And possibly order tests to find out what's wrong and what to do to help you. ...Read more
I recently got diagnosed with strep throat and I used a toothbrush to get rid of some of the white patches. It started bleeding. Will I be ok?
See below: See your MD or consult with an ENT ...Read more
What do I do to get rid of bronchitis or a strep throat? : (my friend said my tounge is yellow : (
29 y/o (160 lbs- 5'10")son has strep throat, taking 500 mg Amoxicillin but prescribed for only 8 days, is that enough to get rid of infection?
To cure a strep throat do you have to throw up to get rid of it or can you just blow it all out your nose?
IF indeed a strep: Throat, you cannot throw it up or blow it out. You need antibiotics to treat it if bacterial, and supportive treatment if viral in nature. Consult with your doctor for treatment and not get so sick to end up in the hospital! ...Read more
Will strep throat go away completely if treated with azithromycin? Is there a chance that medicine will not get rid of infection?
Possibility: Strep should be gone if you took the same dose for 5 days. Sometimes though strep does recover after you finish medicine and strikes again. ...Read more
I have runny nose stuffed nose strep throat. & I have a lot of backed up mucus that I can't get out. How to get rid of mucus? Have meds for strep. No all
I have strep throat and I kissed my fiancé. I did not know that I had it at the time. What show he do to prevent from get it as well?
Depends: The fact that u r aware that u have strep throat suggests u have been examined and may already be on antibiotics. In that case u r not contagious. If not then u shd have him gargle with salt water 3-4 times a day or with hydrogen peroxide gargles. If in spite of that he starts developing sore throat he wld need to see his doctor and get started on antibiotics himself. ...Read more
I constantly get strep throat about 3 to four times a year. Can removing my tonsils help prevent step throat? What are other things I can do to stop it
Yes and no: The removal of the palatine tonsils can reduce the "intensity" of illness when you get strep in the future, but it does not prevent you from getting it. After the tonsils are removed, there are still tissues and glands in the throat that can become infected, with the same risk of immune mediated complications. ...Read more
Hi I've had a sore throat now for 2 weeks went to doc not strep I have no other symptoms what could be causing it and how do I get rid of it? Thanks!
Please set up an appointment with an Ear, Nose, and Throat doctor.
I am a bit surprised your doctor has not noted your issue.
Hope all goes well! ...Read more
Confirm and treat: The origin of throat pain can be confirmed easily with an office test and if confirmed will respond to treatment with antibiotics. Without antibiotics, the pain may fade but the secondary complications of the disease remain possible. ...Read more
Child can't rid of strep throat was on amoxil then augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) and off fir a couple days and throat hurting again? Will be 3 time in 6wks what to do?
Need culture: Group a strep, the bacteria that causes 'strep throat' is still universally sensitive to pcn. However, other bacteria can cause pharyngitis and acute tonsillitis, as well as many viruses. If child not getting better, would get back with doc and see if you need a full culture or evaluation for other causes such as mono (caused by ebv virus and can sometimes give false positive result strep test). ...Read more