Please suggest some remedies for strep throat.

Most sore throats are caused by viral infections and clear up on their own without any treatment. A strep throat however is caused by bacterial If you have strep throat you may see these symptoms within 3 days:

  • Red and white patches in the throat
  • Headache
  • Lower stomach pain
  • Fever
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • Enlarged tonsils
  • Malaise
  • Loss of appetite
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Skin rash

Antibiotics are usually the first line of treatment for a strep throat, so you should probably consult your health care provider to confirm a diagnosis and to get a prescription. Here are some remedies to help you feel better while your throat heals:

  • Keep your throat moist by sucking on hard candy or lozenges
  • Eat ice cold or frozen foods to help soothe the throat
  • Gargle with warm salt water
  • Avoid spicy and acidic foods
  • Drink plenty of water
  • Get lots of rest

Some herbal remedies for sore throats include:

  • Slippery Elm
  • Licorice
  • Marshmallow
  • Honeysuckle Flower

In addition to these you can try a tea made up of the juice of 1/4th of a Lemon, one tea spoon of Apple cider vinegar, a small pinch of cayenne and one teaspoon of honey. This is an old home remedies for sore throat. A throat spray made of sage is also said to be helpful with sore throats but may have to be purchased commercially as it has to be prepared in exact proportions.

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