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Strep Throat Treatment in Nashik – Dr. Pushkar Lele

Strep throat is a bacteria that can make your throat feel raw and irritated. Strep throat accounts for simply a small part of sore throats. If untreated, strep throat can cause difficulties, such as kidney infection or rheumatic fever.

Kids often come down with sore, scratchy throats. Colds and other viruses are usually to blame. Irritants such as smoke in the air can also make you feel raw.

Strep throat is different, it is caused by bacteria.

Like other infections, it spreads through close contact. When people who are sick, cough or sneeze, they release droplets into the air which holds the bacteria. You can affect yourself by touching a person who is suffering with strep (only if they coughed or sneezed upon). You can also get sick if you share something (glass or spoon).

Strep is most common in children and teens. Adults can sometimes get it, too.

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Symptoms

A sore throat is the main sign of strep. With strep, the sore throat comes on quickly. Other symptoms are:

  • A fever of 101 F or higher
  • Red, swollen tonsils
  • White patches in the throat
  • Appetite loss
  • Stomachache
  • Headache
  • Nausea, vomiting
  • Rash

Call your doctor if you find these symptoms

Diagnosis

Doctor will ask about symptoms. The only sure way to tell strep is with a test. There are two kinds of tests:

 

Rapid strep test: It identifies a case in a few minutes. The doctor will lightly hold down the tongue with a depressor. Then, use a cotton swab to take a sample from the back of the throat.

 

Throat culture: The doctor will rub a swab over the throat and tonsils and sent it to the lab. It usually takes about 2 days to get results from a throat culture.

Treatments

Doctor will prescribe antibiotics to get rid of strips. It may take at least 10 days.

Self-Care Tips

  • Gargle with a mixture of a quarter-teaspoon of salt and 250 ml of warm water
  • Take paracetamol or D-cold total
  • You can take ginger pieces as a candy. Don’t give to children younger than 5
  • Drink warm liquids such as tea or you may have ice cream
  • Don’t drink orange juice and other drinks that have a lot of acid. They’ll sting
  • Get lots of rest