How To Cure Strep Throat In 1 Minute

Strep throat is a bacterial infection that
mainly affects children and adolescents, but it is possible for anyone to catch it. You can get strep throat by coming in contact
with secretions from an infected person’s respiratory tract, such as when someone coughs
or sneezes. Signs of strep throat include a very red throat
that may have white patches, as well as fever, body aches and chills, pain when swallowing,
and swollen lymph nodes in your neck. You can’t identify strep throat based on
its symptoms alone. A doctor will need to do a throat swab and
order at least one test to make a definitive diagnosis. It’s very important to see a doctor for
diagnosis and treatment if you suspect you may have strep throat. Failure to do so may lead to a number of complications,
some of which can cause lasting damage or even threaten your life. In this video we share our top tips to cure
strep throat. Any extra resources or information will be
included in the description so make sure to check it out. Our first tip is getting Antibiotics for Strep
Throat. The main treatment for strep throat is a course
of antibiotics.

Your doctor will prescribe antibiotics only
if you’ve been given a clear diagnosis of strep infection, which is confirmed by testing
a throat swab. Most sore throats are caused by viruses, and
there’s no benefit to taking an antibiotic for a viral infection — although there are
risks, including medication side effects and a greater potential for antibiotic resistance
in the future, according to Nipunie S. Rajapakse, MD, a pediatric infectious disease specialist
at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.

Penicillin and amoxicillin are the two standard
antibiotic treatments for strep throat. Either option is taken by mouth for 10 days. In rare cases when someone can’t swallow
effectively, injected penicillin may be used instead. Our next tip would be to Take pain relievers. Over-the-counter pain relievers like ibuprofen
(Advil, Motrin) and acetaminophen (Tylenol) may help relieve throat pain and reduce fever. Be careful when it comes to aspirin — it
should never be given to children recovering from chicken pox or flu-like symptoms, since
it can cause a rare but serious condition called Reye’s syndrome.

Our third tip would be to Drink hot beverages. Warm drinks like tea can soothe your throat,
especially if you add lemon and honey. Our fourth tip would be to Suck on throat
lozenges. Many throat lozenges have pain-relieving (analgesic)
ingredients, and all of them can help soothe your throat by increasing the flow of saliva. Our fifth tip is to Try gargling with salt
water. Dissolve one half of a teaspoon of salt in
1 cup warm water, and gargle with this solution several times a day to see if it improves
your symptoms. And our final tip is to use a humidifier. If your home or bedroom has dry air, using
a humidifier or cool-mist vaporizer may help soothe your throat. Note that if you have allergies, a humidifier
may make your symptoms worse. Also, be sure to follow the manufacturer's
instructions for cleaning out your humidifier regularly to avoid the buildup of mold and
other particulate matter, which can make allergies worse. So that sums up our top tips for strep throat. If you found any of it useful then hit that
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