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Strep throat

If a person is suffering from strep throat, this person must visit the doctor as soon as possible. After the doctor diagnoses this illness, he will prescribe what is needed to do for the following goals, to be achieved:

First is to bring the fever under control Second is to bring pain under control and alleviate it Third is to bring the infection under control by killing the bacteria

Medicinal aid

When it comes to fighting off the fever with success, such medications as the following are most frequently employed - ibuprofens such as Motrin and Advil, as well as Tylenol, acetaminophen, naproxen and Aleve. These are known to be quite effective when it comes to bringing a fever under control. This is extremely important because a fever is regarded as one of the most common manifestations of strep throat.

Antibiotics are often used, if the threat of a sore throat is apparant. Up until recently, the one antibiotic that was considered to be the best possible remedy for this illness was penicillin. However, certain varieties of strep infections have, in time, developed resistance to this antibiotic, through it's overuse. For this reason, instead of penicillin, today a majority of doctors use cephalosporin antibiotics – Cefaclor (or Ceclor), Cephalexin (or Keflex) and Ceftin as well, while others most frequently opt for such as those antibiotics that are based in erythromycin. These include erythromycin and Zithromax (i.e. azythromycin), which is regarded as a pretty good option since the person suffering from strep throat is required to take it only for five to six days. This is regarded as huge advantage, because most antibiotics require a therapy lasting approximately ten days.

Manifestations to be on the lookout for

Symptoms of Strep Throat, that require immediate attention are; high fever, poor appetite, nausea, vomiting, swollen lymph glands, bright red tongue, lower abdomen stomach pains, occurrence of tiny red spots on the roof of one’s mouth.

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