Steptococcal pharyngitis treatment
Because this infection is caused by bacteria, an antibiotic treatment can be used.
As experts, pharmacists are your main reference regarding medication. If you are prescribed an antibiotic treatment, they can advise you about:
- how to take the medication
- dosage and the duration of treatment
- possible side effects
- risk of drug interactions with drugs or foods
- precautions to be taken, and
- parameters to watch out for
Your pharmacist can also suggest over-the-counter medications designed to relieve sore throat, such as acetaminophen or ibuprofen. Before purchasing a product, always ask the advice of your pharmacist, who will be able to indicate which one is the most suitable for you by taking into account your age, medical history, health, and the other medications you take.
If the product is for a child, the pharmacist will indicate the dose to be given according to the child's weight and will specify how to measure it if it is in a liquid format.
Your pharmacist can also provide other advice.