Health Tip: Coping With Strep Throat01/20/14
(HealthDay News) -- Strep throat is a bacterial infection that
is treated with antibiotics to kill the germs and prevent
To help soothe painful symptoms of strep, the American Academy
of Family Physicians offers these suggestions:
- Take an over-the-counter pain reliever such as ibuprofen or
acetaminophen. Never give aspirin to children.
- Gargle with a warm salt-water solution.
- Adults and older children can suck on a popsicle, piece of ice,
lozenge or hard candy.
- Eat applesauce, yogurt and other soft foods, cool beverages and
warm liquids such as soup or tea.
- Get plenty of rest, and drink plenty of water.
- Avoid foods or drinks that are acidic or spicy.
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