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Strep throat is a kind of throat infection most common in children and adolescents. The infection is caused due to the presence of large amounts of strep bacteria in the throat. Use of antibiotics for strep throat is one of the most effective way to treat this infection.

Before talking about the different types of antibiotics for strep throat, let us get acquaint with what exactly is strep throat. Strep throat is an infection of mucous membranes lining the pharynx, caused by bacteria belonging to the group

A Streptococcus . It is contagious and more common among school children as large number of students are present in an enclosed space. Since the bacteria are present in the nose and throat of the infected person, it gets easily transmitted from one person to another by coughing, sneezing and close contact. It spreads by direct contact with saliva or nasal discharge from an infected person. People who smoke, who are fatigue, or live in damp conditions are more prone to get infected by strep throat.

Signs and Symptoms of Strep Throat The symptoms of strep throat usually include:

  • High fever
  • Decreased appetite
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Swollen lymph glands
  • Bright red tongue
  • Stomach ache in the lower abdomen
  • Thick colorful nose drainage
  • Roof of the mouth having small red spots

Diagnosis of Strep Throat Strep throat can be diagnosed by conducting one or both the following tests:

  • Rapid Strep Test: This test helps the patient to get a diagnosis within five minutes. The doctor uses a cotton swab to collect the cells from the back of the throat.
  • Throat Culture Test: The doctor takes a swab from the back of the throat and place in a container with other substances that promote the bacterial growth. It takes 24-48 hours to detect the presence of the thriving strep cells, and if the strep bacteria grow, the culture is positive, else it is negative.

Antibiotics for Strep Throat Antibiotics like penicillin, cephalexin or amoxicillin are used to treat patients suffering from strep throat. Antibiotics are highly effective and should be given within 48 to 72 hours after the symptoms begin. They kill the bacteria and make the patient noncontagious within 24 hours after starting the antibiotics. Sometimes the bacteria can spread to other parts of the body causing ear or sinus infections, or an abscess behind or around the tonsils. Hence, the antibiotics minimize the risk of bacteria spreading to other parts of the body. They prevent the bacteria from triggering the immune system and causing serious complications. The doctor may also prescribe some non-prescription medicines like acetaminophen or anesthetic throat sprays to help reduce the pain, irritation and fever caused by strep throat. Although antibiotics have many medicinal benefits, they should always be taken under a doctor’s supervision, as sometimes these antibiotics can cause side-effects like skin rashes, diarrhea, nausea, etc.

Along with these antibiotics, some self-care tips should also be followed to get relief from the infection. Intake of fluids will keep your body hydrated, and gargling with salt water will ease you from the aching throat. Certain herbal teas are also beneficial in reducing the symptoms and effecting some relief. All in all, adequate sleep, rest, proper and timely medications are the key treatments for strep throat.

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Happy New Year!

I started 2014 with a solid case of tonsillitis caused by a Strep A infection. Strep throat. For the next 10 days I took Biaxin, an antibiotic.

“Antibiotics you say? But why? How could this be?”

As naturopathic doctor, I know many of you have been conditioned to believe that because an MD prescribes a medication, I’m automatically opposed to it; That MDs are in one camp, and NDs in another. The truth is, there are no camps; there is only balance. The key to effective health care is using the most appropriate tools and therapies. Sometimes that’s herbal medicines, diet modifications or homeopathics, and sometimes that’s antibiotics and pain killers. Anyone who makes you choose one or the other is not acting in your best interest.

What is it?

Tonsillitis, or inflammation of the tonsils, (and the lymphatic system in general — the lymph nodes and tonsils are part of this system) can be bacterial or viral.

With viral tonsillitis you may have a runny nose, congestion, and sometimes a cough with a fever. Your tonsils will be sore, swollen, and red. The sore throat associated with viral tonsillitis will go away on its own, generally within a week.

Bacterial tonsillitis is a different story altogether and is normally caused by Group A β-hemolytic streptococcus bacteria. Tonsillitis caused by Group A streptococcus bacteria (strep A) does not have a cough, and rarely a runny nose. The tonsils will generally be very swollen, may have exudates (white patches or clump-looking pieces), and are reported to feel like razor blades. It can be very painful to swallow. You may also get a rash.

To know for sure if your sore throat is a strep infection, you will need to have a throat swab sent to a lab for analysis. In-office Quick Strep A tests are can be helpful but often provide a false negative. That leaves the swab test as the gold standard. It takes a few days to get the results back, but don’t worry, the wait time for getting the results back has not shown to make much difference in a strep infection.

What now?

While it is true that some strep throat infections can be treated with natural supports and it is also true that antibiotics will clear up the infection, the trouble with strep is that there can be very serious complications from not treating it properly. These include PANDAS (Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorders Associated with Streptococcal Infections) or worsening of tics (OCD) disorders in susceptible kids, rashes, sepsis, and worse. Yes, a little scary.

I started with my moderate, naturopathic approach (which really is just a common sense approach):

  • Throat swab culture (taken Day 1, results reported Day 4)
  • Anti-inflammatories for the pain (Advil)
  • Antibacterial and immune-supporting herbal medicines: Echinacea, Goldenseal, Garlic, Propolis, and Sage (see below for their explanations)
  • Probiotics (To build up my own good bacteria)
  • Garlic lemonade (courtesy of Dr Aviva Romm MD, it’s awesome and super-tasty) and very soothing. Not so great on the breath however:

3 medium-sized garlic cloves, chopped
Juice of 1 lemon
Maple syrup or honey to taste.

Place the garlic in a 1-quart jar and fill the jar with boiling water. Let the garlic steep for 20 minutes and then strain it out. Add the lemon juice and sweeten with the maple syrup or honey.

When the call came on day 4 that indeed it was strep, I took the antibiotics. Why?

  • I had never had a sore throat appear so quickly or be so painful.
  • The presence of strep on day 1 indeed means that on day 4 it is still present (strep can be in the mouth even without a true infection), but it was more my other symptoms that I was paying attention to which were swollen lymph nodes, no runny nose, no cough and…
  • My symptoms had changed only slightly (the razor blades in the back of my mouth were now more like dull knives, but there was a new and exciting raw sensation in the base of my throat)
  • The pain, even with Advil, was so bad it was keeping me from sleeping.

There are strep prediction criteria to indicate whether you may have strep. Click here to see how your MD decides to give you antibiotics or not

For me, antibiotics were the right decision. Throughout my round of antibiotics, I took a probiotic at a different time of day (I have a sensitive digestive tract) to ensure the antibiotics would not upset my stomach. I also continued with echinacea, propolis and my garlic lemonade to be sure that my now-weakened immune system would not succumb to another infection. For those of you whom have suffered in the past with chronic strep infections, this is an important step.

Be Prepared

Natural Remedies to Support a Sore Throat

Stock up your cabinets with the following herbs:

  • Echinacea angustifolia: Known to support infection and boost immunity, the good stuff makes your tongue tingle.
  • Sage: Absolutely more bitter than when in stuffing for a turkey dinner, sage is excellent for sore throats especially when gargled!
  • Propolis Throat Spray or Bee pollen: (please, obviously do not use if you are allergic to bee stings) Quite soothing when sprayed right into the throat and combats infection
  • Garlic: As your grandmother insisted upon in chicken soup, is antimicrobial (bacterial and viral) but does not get rid of your own good bacteria (only the not-good) so get in as much as you can
  • Goldenseal: An infection-fighting herb, but absolutely tastes like socks, and so you may prefer the garlic!
  • Lymphdiaral (cream rub): a homeopathic combination for lymphatic swelling and congestion, is remarkably soothing when rubbed on the neck over your sore swollen lymph nodes

Above all, make sure to stay hydrated! Dehydration is very common with sore throats because it hurts so much to swallow. Warm water and warm tea are my favourite choices, and I chose cleavers tea — a lymphatic herb that helps with swelling — to drink throughout the day, with honey.

Above all, making an informed decision is important. If you think there’s a chance it’s strep, go to an MD to get a swab. Much of my ideas are shared by Dr Aviva Romm MD, a midwife and herbalist. Check out her post from last year on the same topic.

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Strep throat is a kind of throat infection most common in children and adolescents. The infection is caused due to the presence of large amounts of strep bacteria in the throat. Use of antibiotics for strep throat is one of the most effective way to treat this infection.

Before talking about the different types of antibiotics for strep throat, let us get acquaint with what exactly is strep throat. Strep throat is an infection of mucous membranes lining the pharynx, caused by bacteria belonging to the group

A Streptococcus . It is contagious and more common among school children as large number of students are present in an enclosed space. Since the bacteria are present in the nose and throat of the infected person, it gets easily transmitted from one person to another by coughing, sneezing and close contact. It spreads by direct contact with saliva or nasal discharge from an infected person. People who smoke, who are fatigue, or live in damp conditions are more prone to get infected by strep throat.

Signs and Symptoms of Strep Throat The symptoms of strep throat usually include:

  • High fever
  • Decreased appetite
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Swollen lymph glands
  • Bright red tongue
  • Stomach ache in the lower abdomen
  • Thick colorful nose drainage
  • Roof of the mouth having small red spots

Diagnosis of Strep Throat Strep throat can be diagnosed by conducting one or both the following tests:

  • Rapid Strep Test: This test helps the patient to get a diagnosis within five minutes. The doctor uses a cotton swab to collect the cells from the back of the throat.
  • Throat Culture Test: The doctor takes a swab from the back of the throat and place in a container with other substances that promote the bacterial growth. It takes 24-48 hours to detect the presence of the thriving strep cells, and if the strep bacteria grow, the culture is positive, else it is negative.

Antibiotics for Strep Throat Antibiotics like penicillin, cephalexin or amoxicillin are used to treat patients suffering from strep throat. Antibiotics are highly effective and should be given within 48 to 72 hours after the symptoms begin. They kill the bacteria and make the patient noncontagious within 24 hours after starting the antibiotics. Sometimes the bacteria can spread to other parts of the body causing ear or sinus infections, or an abscess behind or around the tonsils. Hence, the antibiotics minimize the risk of bacteria spreading to other parts of the body. They prevent the bacteria from triggering the immune system and causing serious complications. The doctor may also prescribe some non-prescription medicines like acetaminophen or anesthetic throat sprays to help reduce the pain, irritation and fever caused by strep throat. Although antibiotics have many medicinal benefits, they should always be taken under a doctor’s supervision, as sometimes these antibiotics can cause side-effects like skin rashes, diarrhea, nausea, etc.

Along with these antibiotics, some self-care tips should also be followed to get relief from the infection. Intake of fluids will keep your body hydrated, and gargling with salt water will ease you from the aching throat. Certain herbal teas are also beneficial in reducing the symptoms and effecting some relief. All in all, adequate sleep, rest, proper and timely medications are the key treatments for strep throat.

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