Minimizing Your Risk of Strep Throat
Posted on August 5th, 2019
Developing a sore throat is one of the most frustrating and painful sicknesses that you can receive, as simple actions like talking, swallowing and eating become immensely more difficult. At MDProactive, our team is ready to help diagnose and provide you with strep throat treatment online, but there are at-home steps that you can take to ensure that you minimize your risk of developing it as well.
What is Strep Throat?
First, it is important to distinguish strep throat from a standard sore throat. Strep throat is the result of the bacteria streptococcus pyogenes and symptoms include fever, a sore throat, trouble swallowing and/or white dots that are developing in the back of your throat.
Reducing Your Risk
It sounds simple, but washing your hands is one of the most effective ways of keeping strep throat at bay. During the time that you are washing your hands, make it count by washing with warm water and scrubbing with antibacterial soap for at least 20 seconds. Hand sanitizer is another effective method of reducing your risk. If you are around someone who is suffering from strep throat, make sure that you keep your distance and don’t share food or drinks.
Contact Us for Strep Throat Treatment Online
If your symptoms are not improving after a couple of days, you’ll want to visit a doctor. Instead of going to a traditional doctor and dealing with leaving the comfort of your home, the waiting room, etc., why not turn to our team at MDProactive? We can provide you with the care that you need from the comfort of your home! All you have to do is create an account and schedule an online visit!
We look forward to helping you recover as quickly as possible so you can return to your healthy lifestyle!