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Strep throat is the short name for the more clinical title, streptococcal pharyngitis. It affects the back of the throat and tonsils with the streptococcus virus. This infection makes it painful to swallow and talk. It can also cause headaches and nausea. There are courses of antibiotics you can take but if you would first like to relieve your symptoms with some home remedies, then look no further. These home remedies for strep throat can be a wonderful way to soothe and care for your throat and tonsils. Plus, they feature natural ingredients that will have little or no side effects as opposed to some antibiotics.

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1. Drink fluids

Keeping hydrated can make a world of difference when it comes to many health conditions. Drinking sips of water throughout the day keeps the throat from drying out and will make it easier to swallow. Much like a plant, water can replenish your fluids and restore health. Frozen water in the form of a Popsicle can be very soothing to a red raw throat. On the flip side, a warm soup broth can also replace lost fluids. Best to avoid tea and coffee at this time because the caffeine they contain will only contribute to water loss.

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