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Old 08-06-2004, 04:07 PM   #1
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treating step quickly

i got diagnosed with strep throat yesterday and i was put on zythromax. i took my second dose a few hours ago and i feel a bit better. the only thing that hurts today is my throat which feels just as bad as ever. i'm supposed to go on a short trip in two days but i'm not sure if i will be up to it. at this point talking still hurts.
i was wondering how long it usually takes to feel better and if there was anything that could be done to help speed up the process.

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Old 08-07-2004, 05:16 PM   #2
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Re: treating step quickly

It does take a few days for the swelling to go down more around day 4-5, the talking part should be better before that here shortly, the only thing I know of to speed recovery, is PLENTY of rest, and drink lots of fluids, hydrate, hydrate, hydrate!!! Saltwater rinse/gargle wouldn't hurt either. Take about a 1/2 tsp salt to 8 oz of warm water, swish, gargle and spit. DO NOT SWALLOW IT though. Change your toothbrush, many people don't buy a new toothbrush with strep/bacteria infections. Also stay away from smoking, anything would irritate your throat. Hope you feel better soon!

Old 08-27-2004, 11:37 AM   #3
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Re: treating step quickly

Tylenol and ibuprophen also work for throat pain.

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