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Are there any alternatives to a strep antibiotic?

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Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics

In brief: Risk to Great

Antibiotics prevent the serious complications such as rheumatic heart disease which may cause permanant heart trouble.
Yes one may get better with no medicine, but is it worth the risk of these problems.

In brief: Risk to Great

Antibiotics prevent the serious complications such as rheumatic heart disease which may cause permanant heart trouble.
Yes one may get better with no medicine, but is it worth the risk of these problems.
Dr. Mark Diamond
Dr. Mark Diamond
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In brief: Yes.

Most cases of strep resolve on their own.
The reason we give antibiotics is to prevent complications such as rheumatic heart disease, but they are not that common. Some physicians elect to wait-and-see with strep throat patients, and of course manage pain and give fluids.

In brief: Yes.

Most cases of strep resolve on their own.
The reason we give antibiotics is to prevent complications such as rheumatic heart disease, but they are not that common. Some physicians elect to wait-and-see with strep throat patients, and of course manage pain and give fluids.
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
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