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  • tubshack commented on Meglymoo87's instructable Natural Strep Throat Remedy8 months ago
    Natural Strep Throat Remedy

    I wish you had titled this "Natural Soar Throat Remedy". Before antibiotics, strep throat sometimes lead to rheumatic fever which can cause permanent heart damage. Strep can also cause hearing loss. Every doctor that my family has seen in the last 10+ years has a rapid strep test in their office. They will not prescribe antibiotics unless the test comes back positive due to antibiotic resistance plus the fact that antibiotics will not help or treat a virus. I do think your suggestions will help with the pain and inflammation of a sore throat. There's a difference between a strep throat which is a bacterial infection which needs treatment, and sore throat which is from a virus. Most of the time you can treat a virus at at home with your suggestions. p.s. I had a strep th...see more »I wish you had titled this "Natural Soar Throat Remedy". Before antibiotics, strep throat sometimes lead to rheumatic fever which can cause permanent heart damage. Strep can also cause hearing loss. Every doctor that my family has seen in the last 10+ years has a rapid strep test in their office. They will not prescribe antibiotics unless the test comes back positive due to antibiotic resistance plus the fact that antibiotics will not help or treat a virus. I do think your suggestions will help with the pain and inflammation of a sore throat. There's a difference between a strep throat which is a bacterial infection which needs treatment, and sore throat which is from a virus. Most of the time you can treat a virus at at home with your suggestions. p.s. I had a strep throat so bad that I couldn't swallow anything. I had to be hospitalized because the doctors were worried that the swelling would stop my breathing. I almost died from a simple strep throat.

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