Most people tend to think of strep throat as a winter illness, it can strike year-round and it is definitely part of what’s going around right now in children and adults, it starts with a tickle then suddenly it hurts to swallow, sore throats are common and often caused by a virus allergies or even dry indoor air but strep throat is caused by a bacteria, now while you need a strep test to diagnose strep throat for certain, there are a few factors that make it more likely that strep is to blame, those include no cough, white patches on tonsils, a fever and tender lymph nodes at the front of the neck, if you suspect strep, you can get tested and antibiotics may be helpful while strep throat is definitely painful some of the worst sore throats I’ve actually seen were caused by mono. Now regardless of the cause, if you have trouble swallowing liquids, your own saliva, the pain or swelling is worse on one side or the other or you have any trouble breathing, you should be seen by a doctor.

Strep Throat Natural Home Remedies.

Strep throat is a common infection. Symptoms include severe sore throat, difficulty swallowing, fever, swollen lymph nodes in the neck, throat that is bright red in color, and white or yellow spots on the throat. Antibiotics are used to treat strep throat.

Tips for non-prescription symptom relief

You can relieve some of the symptoms of strep throat with home remedies.

Over-the-counter pain medications including ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin) and naproxen (Aleve) can help relieve pain and inflammation.

Gargling with salt water is a natural remedy that can help clear the throat and relieve pain.

Throat sprays, many that contain topical anesthetics can provide short-term relief.

Lozenges can help keep the throat moist, and those with anesthetics in them may help relieve strep throat pain.

Sip warm beverages (tea with honey or lemon, herbal teas, clear soups), cold beverages, and eat frozen desserts (such as ice cream or popsicles).

Use a humidifier to keep your mouth and throat from drying out.

The use of apple cider vinegar as a diluted solution to gargle is believed to be effective due to its antibacterial properties. However, vinegar is acidic and can be harmful to tooth enamel. Consult your doctor before using apple cider vinegar or any herbal home remedy.

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