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Yesterday afternoon I started to get a sore throat. Last

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Yesterday afternoon I started to get a sore throat. Last night; it got worse and I still have the same sore throat this morning. Is there anything I can do to prevent from getting further sick? I took a cephacol this morning to numb my throat.
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 6 years ago.
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
good luck
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

  • Anxious appearance

  • Blue appearance

  • Breathing difficulties:

    • Grunting noises

    • Flaring the nostrils

    • Rapid breathing

    • apnea

  • Irregular heart rate - may be fast or extremely slow

  • Lethargy

  • Pale appearance (pallor) with cold skin

  • insufficient feeding

  • 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

good luck

Let me know if you have further questions

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