Strep sore throat needs to be treated with an antibiotic as strep
is a bacteria. Viral sore throat
is best treated with rest, warm oral fluids and
(OTC) tylenol (acetaminophen) or ibuprofen for pain. If you develop a fever, or if there is enlargement of the tonsils with pain or if there is white coating on the tonsils, you will need to consult your primary care physician for a strep test, which if positive you will be given antibiotics.
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