Strep throat is caused by streptococcal
(strep) bacteria, A strep infection causes
the throat and your tonsils to become
irritated, inflamed, and painful especially
when trying to swallow.
Some people have a tendency to attract strep
multiple times, while others never seem to
contract the illness.
One thing that we found in or studies is
that antibiotics are commonly used to treat
strep throat illnesses, but there is a
growing approach of fighting strep throat or
the strep bacteria by going cold turkey, and
for good reason.
When we say cold turkey, we are referring to
not using the antibiotic route for cure, but
rather using over the counter medications
and letting your body fight off the bacteria
and allow your body to build up a natural
immunity to the strep bacteria.
Granted the path of naturally fighting the
strep bacteria will involve a bit more
suffering and pain potentially, but once
over it, you could put an end to your
susceptibility to the strep bacteria once
and for all.
Streptococcal bacteria is a very contagious
infection that is an airborne transfer from
person to person. Even if you have started
an antibiotic regiment of medication, you
are still contagious for the first 24 hours
of contracting the bacteria.
How do you know if you have strep throat?
Well, some of the tale tale signs are sudden
sore throat, white or yellow spots in the
back of your throat, dark red spots on the
roof of your mouth, and a fever over 101
degrees, lower fever temps could indicate a
Home Remedies for Strep Throat
If you opt to fight the strep at home, first
make sure you stay a good distance from
family members and cover your coughs and
Your throat will be sore and we recommend a
good herbal tea to soothe your throat.
Use anesthetic throat spray or throat
lozenges, this will help relieve the throat
pain. Do not give lozenges to children
younger than age 4.
Eating will be painful so chicken soup may
be just what your mom would suggest, we
The normal run time to defeat the strep
throat bacteria is 3 to 7 days, but
dependent on your personal immune system
defense it will vary.