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What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for sore throat?
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Dr. Colin Kerr
Family Medicine
In brief: Sore throat
Treatment for sore throat depends upon the cause.
90% of cases are caused by a virus, and there are no antibiotics against this type of virus. Treatment is just with ibuprofen, fluids, and waiting it out. 5-10% of cases are caused by the strep germ (strep throat), and this is treated with penicillin or other comparable antibiotics.

In brief: Sore throat
Treatment for sore throat depends upon the cause.
90% of cases are caused by a virus, and there are no antibiotics against this type of virus. Treatment is just with ibuprofen, fluids, and waiting it out. 5-10% of cases are caused by the strep germ (strep throat), and this is treated with penicillin or other comparable antibiotics.
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