Published: Fri, April 14, 2017
World | By Tasha Manning

Strep throat

Strep throat

How is strep throat treated?

If you have strep throat, your doctor will treat you with an injection of antibiotics or prescribe antibiotics for you to take by mouth (that is, Per mouth) for about 10 days. If you get the injection, you will have completed the treatment and you will not need to take more medicines by mouth. You will begin to feel better about 24 hours after starting the treatment.

Even if you stop feeling bad, it is important that you complete your antibiotic intake until the last day. If you do not finish the antibiotic treatment, you run the risk of developing rheumatic fever, which can cause permanent heart damage.

Save your strep throat for yourself

To avoid infecting others People, it is important that you stay home for at least 24 hours for antibiotics to have a chance to take effect. Wash your cutlery, dishes and glasses with hot water and soap after using them. Do not share food, beverages, napkins, handkerchiefs or towels with other people. Cover your mouth and nose when coughing or sneezing to avoid transmitting drops of infected fluid to other people. Wash your hands often, especially after sounding or cleaning your nose.

What can I do to feel better?

Drink plenty of fresh liquids, such as water or moisturizing serum, especially if you have a fever. Avoid orange juice, lemonade and other sour drinks because they can irritate your throat. Warm or warm liquids such as soup, tea with honey or hot chocolate can have a soothing effect on the throat.

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Ask your doctor before using drops or sprays for the throat without Prescription drugs because some of them can make strep infections worse.

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