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Anonymous asked in HealthDiseases & ConditionsInfectious Diseases · 2 months ago

How can I get rid of strep throat in the early stages, and how can I avoid getting it again from a carrier?

So I had strep throat about a month ago, I took antibiotics after the first few day of having it, and it went away. This morning I woke up and my throat was feeling a bit unusual and uncomfortable, it doesn't hurt to swallow or anything yet, but I just had this weird feeling in my throat. I checked the mirror and I see miniature sores, last time I had strep throat they were huge sores at the back of my throat. But right now they're quite small. How can I get rid of it fast before it gets worse? I really do not want to go through this again.

And also, I think my boyfriend may be a strep carrier, because he has had it a few times before we met, and I've never had it until about a month into when we started dating, and now I have it again? How can I avoid getting it again in the future?

Update:

I realize my wording was a bit off. But I did take all the prescription I was given. I meant that I took antibiotics after the first few days that I had strep throat. Meaning, I had strep throat for a few days before I got antibiotic, and I followed through with it to the end and it went away. Sorry for the bad wording!

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  • 2 months ago

    Try saline gargles. Even strep will get better on its own, antibiotics are just faster. We’re you actually cultured for strep? Both of you should be.

  • 2 months ago

    When we have strep or another infection, we need to take ALL of the prescription we are given, not just for a few days.  Just because you might feel better after a few days, it doesn't mean the infection is gone.

    Go to a doctor because if it's strep, it's not something to mess with.  

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