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Can a strep throat be cured without seeing a doctor?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Things to ponder

Strep A, like many other causes of sore throat can "get better" without treatment.
However, you could be rolling the dice. Failure to treat with antibiotics within 7-10 days of first symptoms can trigger (1/200) the antibody production that leads to rheumatic fever and associated heart disease. It's a major cause of death in the 3rd world. How much risk are you willing to accept ?

In brief: Things to ponder

Strep A, like many other causes of sore throat can "get better" without treatment.
However, you could be rolling the dice. Failure to treat with antibiotics within 7-10 days of first symptoms can trigger (1/200) the antibody production that leads to rheumatic fever and associated heart disease. It's a major cause of death in the 3rd world. How much risk are you willing to accept ?
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Douglas Fronzaglia
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Douglas Fronzaglia
Dr. Douglas Fronzaglia
Thank
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