Is this strep throat Do I need antibiobics


Q: I have a severe sore throat which did bleed last week I went to the dr he said Viral, its not got any better its a dry cough with green phlegm I have hot sweats but no temp and feel out of sorts. I am taking paracetamol ibuprofen and aspirin along with a vitamin tonic, vitamin c tabs and enchinchea, I also take manuka honey twice a day 24+

Symptoms:  , Coughing excessive, hot sweats, sore throat, red raw throat

A:   Hello,
Thank you for your medical query at
I am pleased to assist you.
Most sore throat infections start as viral, but if it not controlled, it quickly progresses to a superadded bacterial infection. Since you're producing phlegm along with excessive coughing, you need to start antibiotics besides saline water gargling 3-4 times a day.
Saline water gargling will soothe the irritated pharyngeal mucosa and give you relief. Have warm water, and avoid cold fluids as of now.
A good choice antibiotic for such infections is Augmentin ( combination of amoxycillin + clavulanic acid ), can be taken 2 times daily for a week. You can discuss using this antibiotic with your physician.

Hope this was helpful,

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