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If have strep throat how can I soothe my problems with swallowing?

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Dr. Barbara Stark Baxter
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
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In brief: Sore throat pain med

It is important to treat strep throats with antibiotics, and complete the entire course prescribed.
Once the antibiotic is started, the pain usually improves quickly, in 1-2 days. During that time, the pain and fever usually respond to naproxen, Ibuprofen or acetaminophen. Gargling warm salt water or with a prescription combination of benadryl, (diphenhydramine) maalox and Lidocaine helps too. Lozenges may also aid.

In brief: Sore throat pain med

It is important to treat strep throats with antibiotics, and complete the entire course prescribed.
Once the antibiotic is started, the pain usually improves quickly, in 1-2 days. During that time, the pain and fever usually respond to naproxen, Ibuprofen or acetaminophen. Gargling warm salt water or with a prescription combination of benadryl, (diphenhydramine) maalox and Lidocaine helps too. Lozenges may also aid.
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