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Is there anyway to get rid of strep throat without going to a doctor for anitbiotics?
10 doctors weighed in

Dr. Ted King
Phlebology
4 doctors agree
In brief: No
Dr. Diamond is right: take no chances.

In brief: No
Dr. Diamond is right: take no chances.
Dr. Ted King
Dr. Ted King
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Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics
4 doctors agree
In brief: Take No Chances
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: Take No Chances
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. Jeremy Proctor
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: No
Strep throat absolutely must be treated with antibiotics.
Not only are antibiotics needed to clear the throat infection, but they are vital to the prevention of more serious complications that are potentially lethal. Untreated strep can result in kidney inflammation and failure (post-streptococcal glomerulonephritis) or rheumatic fever which can seriously affect heart valves.

In brief: No
Strep throat absolutely must be treated with antibiotics.
Not only are antibiotics needed to clear the throat infection, but they are vital to the prevention of more serious complications that are potentially lethal. Untreated strep can result in kidney inflammation and failure (post-streptococcal glomerulonephritis) or rheumatic fever which can seriously affect heart valves.
Dr. Jeremy Proctor
Dr. Jeremy Proctor
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