Shiny is correct. I just wanted to add you can take a couple of tylenol or acetaminophen or even ibuprofen for fever and body aches. These can be taken every four hours but to be on the safe side, take them only every 6 hours for not more than a few days. You can gargle with strong mouthwash like Listerine to kill the bacteria in your throat but gargle in a way that the mouthwash reaches the back of the throat. Gargle every two hours while awake. Stay warm and when your fever is gone, take a quick shower with your bathroom heater on. The shower will make you feel better. If not nauseated, eat hot chicken soup with bread. If nauseated, eat just a little and avoid greasy and spicy foods. Drink as much as you can, until your urine is light yellow in color-water is fine. Get well soon and Merry Christmas.
Home remedies: salt water gargles, otc throat medicine, and lozenges can help symptoms, but antibiotics will be needed so see your doc. Drink plenty of fluids and increase humidity (moisture in the air) in your home to help keep your throat moist. Herbal teas formulated for colds may help relieve symptoms. Take nonprescription medicines to relieve a painful sore throat and reduce fever. Get plenty of rest. Stay home the first day of antibiotic treatment. You are still contagious and might pass the infection to others. Rest in bed if you feel very sick. Bed rest is not required if you feel fine. For the first 24 hours after you start taking an antibiotic, you are still contagious. You can avoid passing the strep throat infection to others and reinfecting yourself by: Avoiding sneezing or coughing on others. Washing your hands often. Using tissues you can throw away, not handkerchiefs. Throwing out your toothbrush as soon as you feel sick. Replace it again when you are well. You can also clean your toothbrush well before using it again. Bacteria can collect on the bristles and reinfect you.
I think you can take some aspirin if you are an adult to control your fever and practice sucking on throat lozenges which helps in numbing the throat. You can also gargle some mint mouthwash or salty water and avoid smoking. But you should see your doctor for help after he/she opens. Check out http://www.ehow.com/how_9507_treat-strep-throat.html