a severe sore throat should be tested with a rapid strep test which takes 10 minutes
you can get very sick with un treated strep, even kidney or heart disease
so that is one think
home remedy for the sore throat in the mean time
1 clove raw garlic...split in half
1/2 in each cheek in the mouth for 3 hours if you can do it
or nibble on raw garlic.....has both anti-bacterial and anti-viral qualities in testing.
but you need to get the throat checked.
fluids, vitamin C, green tea all good
group B strep would be an infection that affects the newborn
not a chronic infection that causes problems later.
There are early and late forms of the acute infection
One...sepsis at birth...very obvious with illness from days 1 to 6
late...7 days to 3 months old or so
of course this would still be an infant at that point
symptoms would be
Flaring the nostrils
Irregular heart rate - may be fast or extremely slow
Pale appearance (pallor) with cold skin
Unstable body temperature
If the individual never had this, they would not have problems later from the strep
later on it is other infections that might cause problems
this would not be something to treat at this point
Let me know if you have further questions
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