Strep is not as common in adults as viral throat infections.
Even in children a positive strep test in the presence of a severe red throat lesion does not mean a person is infected with strep.
But this is totally ignored by many doctors and cover their fannies by prescribing antibiotics.
Strep bugs are in a certain pct of children's throats at all times and do not cause infections.
It is only when the strep themselves are infected by a virus that causes it to be pathogenic.
So in the majority of the cases when a doc prescribes antibiotics following a positive strep are actually having a viral infection and the treatment is useless.
Bottom line is that a strep infection is actually a viral infection, or the result of a viral infection.
But take the drugs and in ten days it will go away and you praise the drugs. Same thing happens if nothing is given.
This is a case where herbs and chiropractors are so helpful. The patient is going to get better anyway.
And keep in mind that all the moms who take their kids for antibiotics every time something seems wrong will later in life have severe allergies.
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