Patient Comments: Strep Throat - Treatments


What home remedies soothed your strep throat symptoms and what antibiotics were prescribed for your case of strep throat? Submit Your Comment

Comment from: sd304, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: October 15

In addition to steroids and a Z pack, my doctor suggested a few home remedies to help with the pain. First was liquid Ibuprofen (children's....I am an adult) because it coats your throat directly. Second was to use Listerine mouthwash. It numbs your throat better than any cough drop.

Comment from: onebunone, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: May 30

Here is a good piece of advice. One time I had strep so bad I could not swallow, had to spit in a cup. When I went to the immediate care center I asked for a shot of penicillin instead of taking it orally. It"s fast relief, and if I couldn"t swallow my spit, how was I supposed to swallow horse pills!

Comment from: Mollybug, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: October 15

On a Friday, I began feeling blah with a mild sore throat. By that evening, I had a fever of 101.8 F, chills, body aches, a headache, and severe sore throat. I passed it off as the flu and took some ibuprofen at night; the fever was resolved. I woke up during the night and could hardly swallow. The next day, I felt miserable and had no appetite. I took ibuprofen, which relieved the symptoms somewhat, although the fever returned that night, and I felt worse. Sunday I still felt miserable, with throat pain that was unbearable. I went to the doctor, who confirmed strep. I took Azithromycin for five days.

Comment from: rangerxlt328, 45-54 Male (Patient) Published: June 12

I have had three strokes and my first one was at age 39. The doctor diagnosed me with Factor V Leiden thrombophilia and I'm being treated for that.

Comment from: aevo96, 45-54 Male (Patient) Published: June 06

I had a stroke 1-1-2011 and I lost the left side. I swim all the time and am doing a lot better. Try it, it helps a lot. You can do stuff in the water that you can't do out of it. It takes a lot to recover. The y has a great pool, my side is still tingling it may never stop.

Comment from: Nancy, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: October 10

The only thing to help my throat is drinking tea at room temperature. It is calming to my throat. It is the only thing that has helped.

Comment from: Pacem46, 45-54 Female Published: June 18

Gargle with peroxide and water. Peroxide kills a lot of different bacteria.


Just about any painful sore throat is caused by strep. See Answer