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Strep throat treatments and recommended foods and drinks!?

Antibiotics. For significant sore throat with swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see physician & get a strep throat test/ culture. If you have strep throat, antibiotic therapy is imperative to prevent future complications. Eat foods that are soft for sore throat. Saltwater gargles: mix 1 tsp salt in 8 oz warm water – gargle several x/ day. Pour boiling water over thinly sliced ginger. Steep 5 min.& sip. Read more...

What at-home treatments are there for strep throat?

Not Really Any. If strep throat is documented through a rapid antigen swab or throat culture, there is no homeopathic or home remedy cure. Antibiotics are absolutely necessary to prevent any risk of complications, no matter how remote the chance. Rheumatic heart disease, for example, may cause permanent heart damage. Home treatments for pain such as tea with honey, gargling cold liquids, etc may help. Read more...
Strep throat. The at home treatment for a sore throat not strep is a salt water gargle and hot tea. However, if you are experiencing fever, increasing difficulty swallowing or pain with swallowing, you should not continue to try home remedies, you probably need an antibiotic, go to your primary medical doctor or an ENT for help. Read more...

Would I be able to have strep throat for 3 months without treatmeant?

Maybe,maybe not. There are some people that carry group a strep in their throat for months or years at a time & never get sick from it.These strep "carriers" have developed a tolerance to the germ & provide confusion in DX and rx. When the come in with a sore throat from a virus or mono, they test + for strep & are often treated as such. Only blood tests would sort out the true carrier from strep disease. Read more...