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Can strep throat be cured?

Most cases of strep throat are cured within a week of starting antibiotic treatment. Over-the-counter pain-relief medications (such as acetaminophen or ibuprofen), saltwater gargles, or medicated lozenges may also relieve pain and swelling.

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Author: Lauren Donley BSc (Hons)
First answered: 21 Sep 2014
Last reviewed: 19 May 2018
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