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Are antibiotics needed if it's not strep throat?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics

In brief: Not necessarily

There are other agents like gonorrhea that can cause a sore throat & would require abx.
This can be verified if the physician knows to look for it but if their is no risk of such an infection, non strep sore throats are routinely just simple viruses that will heal with no abx.

In brief: Not necessarily

There are other agents like gonorrhea that can cause a sore throat & would require abx.
This can be verified if the physician knows to look for it but if their is no risk of such an infection, non strep sore throats are routinely just simple viruses that will heal with no abx.
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