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    Rex Grossman Will Rise Again BurlyShirley's Avatar
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    Will strep throat go away if I dont go to the doctor?

    I been sick for like a week now and just today I noticed a ton of white spots in the back of my throat and it hurts real bad. BUT i gotta race this weekend and all that so Im wondering if this'll go away on its own if I give it a little time or do I have to see a doc?

    Thanks.

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    I have generally gone to the Dr. for the antibiotics, but

    From WebMd.com
    Strep throat will go away in 3 to 7 days with or without treatment. Antibiotics are effective in helping to relieve the symptoms of strep throat only if they are given within 48 to 72 hours after symptoms begin.1 However, treatment with antibiotics is used for strep throat for other reasons, even if it does not speed a person's recovery. Antibiotic treatment:

    Will destroy the bacteria and will shorten the time you are contagious.
    Can also help prevent some of the rare complications related either to the strep infection itself or to the body's immune response to the infection. Complications of strep throat are rare but can occur, especially if strep throat is not properly treated with antibiotics.
    Will relieve a person's discomfort and speed healing to some degree.

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    go to see a doc.

    i had the same on a thursday at this same time of the year, last year, and i waited for it to fade.

    bad decision. by sunday morning all i wanted was to get shot.
    by the time i went to the doc, on monday afternoon, it was already fading.

    going early could have saved me 48 hours of agony.

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    Careful dude, strep mutates into the flesh eating bacteria... Seriously...

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    Quote Originally Posted by BurlySurly
    Will strep throat go away if I dont go to the doctor?
    Well I dunno... will that hooker go away if I don't pay her?
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    Thats odd, wasnt it a hooker that he got it from in the first place?




    Go to the doc..........
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    If you're running a fever I wouldn't ride, let alone race. You could cause some serious damage to yourself by overheating.

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    I'd go to the doc, if only to get something to reduce the symptoms so you can race.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TreeSaw
    I have generally gone to the Dr. for the antibiotics, but

    From WebMd.com
    Strep throat will go away in 3 to 7 days with or without treatment. Antibiotics are effective in helping to relieve the symptoms of strep throat only if they are given within 48 to 72 hours after symptoms begin.1 However, treatment with antibiotics is used for strep throat for other reasons, even if it does not speed a person's recovery.

    Well, Since Ive been sick a week anyway, I guess I missed my window of opportunity for a doctor to be able to help anyway. Thanks for the info Treesaw. Im already past the fever and the headaches, now its just the throat, so I should be ok racing...
    I hope Im contagious and everyone else has to go through what I did. Mwahahaha

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    For common bugs like that, docs are a crock. Take it easy and get lots of sleep... you'll be fine. The only reason to see a doc is if you need relief from the symptoms and over the counter stuff doesn't work well enough for you.

    I recommend NyQuill (about 4 times the recommended dose - I drink it straight from the bottle, like a beer) and plenty of sleep.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jacksonpt
    I recommend NyQuill (about 4 times the recommended dose - I drink it straight from the bottle, like a beer) and plenty of sleep.
    NyQuil keeps me awake. I've tried it a few different times and it always keeps me up - it sux

    now coedine works great

    btw, for the white spots, my doc said drink lots of tea and gargle with warm salt water every couple of hours (I think that was the formula - its been about 8 years since I've had strep).
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    Antibiotics will knock it on its ass in under a week. Without them it could take a very long time to fully recover.

    Take care of yourself though... otherwise it will get pretty bad.

    Also, you could remove your tonsils with an exacto blade That might help
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    Quote Originally Posted by golgiaparatus
    Also, you could remove your tonsils with an exacto blade That might help
    LOL! There has to be a website out their on home surgery gone wrong!

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    Strep need antibiotics to knock it out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MtnBikerChk
    btw, for the white spots, my doc said drink lots of tea and gargle with warm salt water every couple of hours (I think that was the formula
    Ditto on this remedy from my Dr. However it was along with antibiotics, but the gargaling with Salt water was the best relief from the actual symptoms.

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