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Are there any good home remedies for strep throat in my teen?

7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics
3 doctors agree

In brief: Absolutely Not

Untreated strep throat in rare cases can cause serious complications.
These include rheumatic heart disease which generally is permanent damage. There is a window of a week or so where treatment with appropriate antibiotics will prevent this problem. See your doctor for proper diagnosis.

In brief: Absolutely Not

Untreated strep throat in rare cases can cause serious complications.
These include rheumatic heart disease which generally is permanent damage. There is a window of a week or so where treatment with appropriate antibiotics will prevent this problem. See your doctor for proper diagnosis.
Dr. Mark Diamond
Dr. Mark Diamond
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Dr. Martin Raff
Dr. Diamond's excellent advice here should not be ignored or taken lightly. Strep throat should be treated, and the sooner the better.
Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree

In brief: No

There are good home remedies for sore throats, but a strep infection should be treated with antibiotics to avoid more serious complications.
Having a sore throat is not the same as having a streptococcal throat infection. Most sore throats are caused by viruses. That's when home remedies like honey and warm tea may be useful (but don't forget Acetaminophen or Ibuprofen for pain or fever).

In brief: No

There are good home remedies for sore throats, but a strep infection should be treated with antibiotics to avoid more serious complications.
Having a sore throat is not the same as having a streptococcal throat infection. Most sore throats are caused by viruses. That's when home remedies like honey and warm tea may be useful (but don't forget Acetaminophen or Ibuprofen for pain or fever).
Dr. Carla Enriquez
Dr. Carla Enriquez
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Dr. Kevin Windisch
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree

In brief: No

Strep throat can cause fatal heart compliations.
It needs to be treated with antibiotics, see your doctor to get your child diagnosed and treated.

In brief: No

Strep throat can cause fatal heart compliations.
It needs to be treated with antibiotics, see your doctor to get your child diagnosed and treated.
Dr. Kevin Windisch
Dr. Kevin Windisch
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