I have had a strep throat for 3 days now

Patient

Q: I have had a strep throat for 3 days now. I've been taking antibiotics too but I have very difficult time swallowing water. Please help!

Doctor

A:   Hello,
Thanks for the query.

It will take some more time to show symptomatic relief by the antibiotics. Continue the antibiotics and do not stop them. Meanwhile give rest to your voice and avoid cold items like chilled beverages, ice creams, etc. Have hot things instead like hot milk, coffee, etc. Also, warm saline gargles 3 times a day is helpful and drink plenty of water daily. Chewing of lozenges with ginger and lime can help as well. Steam inhalations also are of great use.

Hope this helped.
Regards

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