Online Strep Throat
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Strep Throat Treatment Online
What is strep throat?
Streptococcus pyogenes, or strep throat, is a bacterial infection of the throat and tonsils. It is a common illness, particularly in school-aged children. An infected person spreads Streptococcus pyogenes through contact with respiratory secretions, such as saliva, mucus, or blood. The incubation period for strep throat is typically two to three days.
Symptoms of strep throat include:
- Sore throat
- Body aches
- Swollen lymph nodes
- Red and swollen tonsils
- Tiny red spots on the area at the back of the roof of the mouth
If you or your child experiences any of these symptoms, it is important to consult a doctor as soon as possible. Streptococcus pyogenes can lead to serious complications if left untreated.
How is strep throat treated?
The most common form of treatment for strep throat is antibiotics. Antibiotics are effective in treating strep throat and preventing the spread of infection. Antibiotics can also help to prevent the development of serious complications. However, it is important to take the entire course of antibiotics as prescribed by your doctor.
The most common antibiotics for strep throat are:
If you are allergic to penicillin, your doctor will likely prescribe an alternative antibiotic.
Over-the-counter pain relievers, such as ibuprofen or acetaminophen, can help relieve the pain and fever associated with strep throat.
How can DrHouse help you treat strep throat online?
DrHouse can provide you with a comprehensive online consultation and prescribe the appropriate medication for your strep throat. We can also provide you with information on how to prevent the spread of strep throat and complications.
With DrHouse you can see an online clinical on-demand within 15 minutes without having to leave your house so that you can start the treatment as soon as possible.
To get online treatment for strep throat with DrHouse, simply:
- Download our telehealth app
- Set up your account
- Choose your plan
- And start an on-demand visit with one of our clinicians
- Receive an online prescription
It’s that easy! Get started with your online strep throat treatment today.
Frequently asked questions
Can you get treated for strep throat online?
Yes, with DrHouse you can get treated for strep throat online. We can provide you with a comprehensive consultation and prescribe the appropriate medication for your strep throat.
How long does it take to see an online clinician for strep throat?
With DrHouse you can see an online doctor in less than 15 minutes.
Is it safe to get treated for strep throat online?
Yes, it is safe to get treated for strep throat online with DrHouse. We adhere to the highest clinical standards, and our clinicians are all from the top U.S. medical schools with an average of 15 years of experience.
Can I get antibiotics for strep throat online?
Yes, with DrHouse, you can get antibiotics for strep throat online. Our online clinicians can prescribe medication for your strep throat online if it is medically appropriate.
What is the cost of online visits for strep throat?
DrHouse offers $0 doctor visits with a Plus membership and $79 without a membership. The membership price is $33/month (billed quarterly), comes with free care support, and includes family members. You can cancel your membership anytime – without any questions.
Can virtual doctors diagnose strep throat?
Yes, online clinicians can diagnose strep throat by examining your symptoms. Online clinicians can also prescribe medication for your strep throat if it is medically appropriate.
What cures strep throat fast?
There are several treatments for strep throat, and the best course of action depends on the severity of the infection. For mild cases, rest and drinking plenty of fluids are often sufficient. For more severe infections, antibiotics are typically prescribed. In most cases, symptoms will improve within a few days after starting treatment.
Can I cure strep throat without antibiotics?
Although strep throat is most commonly treated with antibiotics, there are times when it may be possible to cure the infection without them. This is typically the case when the infection is mild and the patient is otherwise healthy. In these instances, rest and plenty of fluids are often enough to help the body fight off the infection.
What happens if strep is left untreated?
If strep throat is left untreated, it can lead to serious complications such as kidney damage, rheumatic fever, and even death. It is important to see a doctor if you think you may have strep throat so that you can start treatment as soon as possible.
What is the best antibiotic for strep throat?
The best antibiotic for strep throat depends on the severity of the infection and the patient’s individual medical history. For milder infections, penicillin or amoxicillin is often the first-line treatment. For more severe infections, stronger antibiotics such as clindamycin or azithromycin may be necessary.