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Strep Throat Treatment

Home Remedies for Strep Throat

Besides taking antibiotics, a person being treated for this throat infection should:
  • Get plenty of rest
  • Drink plenty of fluids.
Taking acetaminophen (Tylenol®) or NSAIDs, such as ibuprofen (Motrin®) or naproxen (Aleve®), can help with the fever and throat pain.
(Click Home Remedy for Strep Throat for more suggestions).

Other Considerations for Treating Strep Throat

Some other things to consider when being treated for strep throat include:
  • Use medicine as directed and finish the prescription, even if you are feeling better. Stopping the treatment too early or skipping a dose could allow the bacteria to become resistant to the medication, which could allow the infection to spread. This may require longer treatment.
  • If symptoms worsen or do not improve within a few days after starting strep throat treatment, contact your healthcare provider again.
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