Is this strep throat Do I need antibiobics

Patient : 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
Doctor :   Hello, Thank you for your medical query at AskTheDoctor.com I am pleased to assist you. Most sore throat infections s tart 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, Regards.

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