How to cure strep throat fast at home?
15 scientifically proven ways to cure strep throat fast at home
1- Gargle with warm salt water, try gargling with warm salt water by mixing half a teaspoon of salt in a cup of warm water
2- Stay hydrated, drink plenty of fluids and rest. Drink at least 8 glasses of water a day and sleep at least 8 hrs
3- Take lozenges with anesthetics as they may help relieve strep throat pain and they can keep the throat moist. Common sore throat lozenges include Strepsils® Plus Lozenges, Codral Sore Throat Lozenges, Cepacol Lozenges
4- Sip warm beverages (tea with honey, ginger tea, rosemary tea, lemon tea, herbal teas, and soups). Drink warm water with honey or caffeine free tea
5- Take a multivitamin and mineral supplement
6- Eat soothing foods, like gelatin desserts, mashed potatoes, fruit or vegetable smoothies, broth and cream-based soups, warm cooked pasta (macaroni), warm oatmeal, cooked cereal, and yogurt.
7- Stay away from irritants, such as pollen, dry weather (low humidity), smoking, air pollution, or yelling. Take over-the-counter antihistamines, including diphenhydramine (Benadryl), loratadine-pseudoephedrine (Claritin), and chlorpheniramine (Chlor-Trimeton) for postnasal drip caused by allergies
8- Take antibiotics if you are still sick and have a fever after 8 hours of sleep. Common antibiotics used to cure strep throat include penicillin, azithromycin, clindamycin and amoxicillin (Amoxil)
9- Take over-the-counter (OTC) pain medications. Common oral nonprescription analgesics include acetaminophen (Tylenol), and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), like ibuprofen (Advil or Motrin) and naproxen (Aleve or Naprosyn). Avoid aspirin, especially in young children, as it may be associated with Reye’s syndrome
10- Change your toothbrush to reduce the chance of recurrence
11- Try adding onions and garlic to your diet, alliums are loaded with antioxidants, like the flavonoids quercetin and rutin
12- Drinks more juice high in vitamin c, drink grapefruit and orange juice, one 8-oz glass of fresh orange juice has about 125mg of vitamin C
13- Rest and stay warm
14- Eat vitamin C-rich foods, eat more pineapple, kiwi and citrus fruits, like bitter orange, sweet orange, grapefruit, mandarins (including: calamondin, clementine, tangerine, tangelo), pomelo, lime, kaffir lime, lemon, citron, etc.
15- Wash your hands after sneezing, before eating food, before and after caring for someone who is sick, and before, during, and after preparing food to avoid getting sick
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