To treat the symptoms of strep throat, you can take Over-the-counter (OTC) pain medications like acetaminophen (Tylenol) and ibuprofen (Motrin or Advil). You can also try taking throat lozenges to provide temporary relief for a minor sore throat. For more information, visit http://www.emedicinehealth.com/strep_throat/page5_em.htm#Strep Throat Treatment.
Go to the ER! They have to treat you & you can worry about the bill later! It's only a couple hundred dollars! I know because my hubby has to go a lot! We have insurance but I still see the bill & it's not as much as you think! You need medicine!!
You must go to the doctor for antibiotics, other wise the bacteria spread. When they reach your heart you develop rheumatic fever, which will kill you without medical attention. Wait, how do you know you have strep with out a test? In which case, you would already be at the doctors.
If you have a normal immune system, you can do the following: 1) Gargle with warm salt water every two hours. That should help your sore throat. 2) Drink at least 8 glasses of water a day. This will help liquify your phlegm so you can get rid of it easier. 3) Sleep, sleep, sleep. Eat protein-rich foods to help your body produce antibodies which are made of proteins. Consume fruits rich with Vitamin C. 4) Take hot showers or a hot bath for body aches. Inhale steam to help liquify your sputum and ease congestion. 5) Over the counter medications may include the following: Acetaminophen or Ibuprofen for pain or fever, pseudo ephedrine or phenylephrine or neosynephrine for congestion and dextromethorphan and guaifenesin for cough. By the way, a strep throat can be diagnosed by means of a throat swab. Most cases of colds are caused by viruses and are usually self-limiting.
Most people will get well without treatment. However, a small percentage of untreated people develop complications such as scarlet fever and rheumatic fever. Those who develop scarlet fever have a rash that lasts over a week. As the rash fades, the skin peels. Scarlet fever is treated with the same antibiotic used for strep throat.
If scarlet fever is not treated, rheumatic fever may develop about 20 days later. Rheumatic fever may affect the heart, joints, skin and brain. Damage to the heart may be long term and very serious.
If you do have strep, you definitely want to get that treated, as it can lead to complications if you don't. Your best bet would be to go to the nearest emergency room, they can't turn you away, and when you get the bill, you can get in contact with their billing department and find out what sort of financial aid they offer (most do have programs that can help you pay for the visit).
Umm i dont know I had it last yr and .. This tastes gross but it HELPS !! Mix honey and apple cider vinegar together and gargle !! Oh and mix it with warm water reads post vbmg152s read my comment !!!!