Can Antibiotics Cure Strep Throat?

Q:
Can antibiotics cure strep throat?

A:
Yes, antibiotics can cure strep throat.

Strep throat is an inflammation of the throat, which is caused by streptococcus. Streptococcus is a type of bacteria. Strep throat may lead to pain or scratchy sensation in your throat, swollen and red tonsils, and hoarse voice.  It may also cause a fever, a cough, headache or a runny nose.

Antibiotics are usually used to treat strep throat and prevent complications. You need to see your doctor and he will prescribe some for you. Remember to take the full course of antibiotics even though your symptoms have disappeared.

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