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Do I have to go to the doctor for strep throat?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics

In brief: Define necessary

Some folks choose to avoid health care professionals & treatments & let life run its course.
Strep throat will many times improve without treatment & the complications only strike 1/200 untreated patients. For those who want to avoid complications & not spread the germ to others, office exam & testing are needed along with treatment when confirmed.The choice for an adult is up to them.

In brief: Define necessary

Some folks choose to avoid health care professionals & treatments & let life run its course.
Strep throat will many times improve without treatment & the complications only strike 1/200 untreated patients. For those who want to avoid complications & not spread the germ to others, office exam & testing are needed along with treatment when confirmed.The choice for an adult is up to them.
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