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05-01-2007, 09:33 PM
What is the raw outlook on antibiotics? I think I have strep throat. Should I see a doctor and get antibiotics? Or should I let my body take its course. Its not that bad, just scratchy and annoying. Does anyone have any recipes or suggestions for a natural remedy?
05-01-2007, 09:35 PM
colloidal silver spray sprayed into the back of the throat
neem tablets and neem tea
lighter eating, juice fast if possible, ^ greens, blueberries/blueberry juice
feel better soon
05-01-2007, 09:43 PM
eatyourbroccoli gave some wonderful suggestions! One more to add to that list is GSE (Grapefruit Seed Extract).
Here is more info on that:
"...Before we get into specific uses, here is a little bit of general information about grapefruit seed extract (GSE). It is available as a concentrated liquid from several different manufacturers, and it comes in different size bottles at most health food stores. It is manufactured using a bio-technical process that isolates all the natural protective elements from the seeds and pulp of the fruit Citrus Paradisi, which is commonly known as grapefruit. The extract from this common fruit has been shown to be effective against many germs, such as Staphylococcus, Streptococcus, Listeria, E. coli, Klebsiella, Legionella, Salmonella, Shingella, Cholera and Pseudomonas. It is also effective against Candida, “Athlete’s Foot”, Aspergillus and Trichophyton, Herpes Simplex I, Influenza A, measles and other animal viruses. Parasites that also cannot resist its actions are Giardia lamblia, Entamoeba histolytica and Chlamydia. While being extremely effective against these unwanted germs, GSE has an additional benefit of leaving the beneficial bacteria in our intestinal tracts that we need for the proper digestion of our food and to maintain a healthy balance of necessary internal “flora and fauna”. GSE is a powerful compound and it should be treated with respect. Never drink it or place it on your skin for a prolonged period of time at its full strength; ALWAYS dilute it or rinse it off when it is applied directly to the skin. Avoid contact with eyes. If there is skin irritation, aloe vera or vegetable oil can help relieve the symptoms. Keep out of reach of children. The information contained in this brochure is not intended to be a substitute for proper medical care, and is offered in good faith for educational purposes only. People who have known allergies to grapefruit and citrus should proceed with great caution when applying it to their skin or taking it internally...."
Strep Throat/Sore Throat
Gargle with a mixture of 2 - 3 drops mixed in 5 oz. of water. Do NOT swallow as you gargle, except for the last mouthful.
I personally do not like taking antibiotics, but if you find yourself in a place where that is what you choose to do, just make sure that after you're done taking them (once the full treatment is done) that you take some probiotics to restore the flora in your intestines!
05-01-2007, 11:44 PM
As Rawkinlocs says, GSE. Another thing I do is raw honey.
05-02-2007, 12:30 AM
If it were me, I would self-heal hard core for a few days. If your symptoms don't clear in a few days, I would see a doctor. Strep is one condition that can worsen into much more serious things... so be conscious :)
05-02-2007, 08:11 AM
... and drugs can lead to much more serious things as well. Who diagonosed this "scratchy and annoying" as "strep"?
05-02-2007, 08:44 AM
Apple cider vinegar...a cure all for just about anything....
Put a couple tbs. in a cup of water....gargle real hard...spit...gargle again and swallow...I've had sore throats that came up so bad I could hardly swallow and within an hour of doing this every 10 minutes or so it was gone...
I've read where it can get rid of strep throat, too!....Paul Bragg has a book on ACV and I love it....
I drink a little each day for a tonic...
Take care of yourself...and get better....
05-02-2007, 03:58 PM
So many people who think they have strep throat actually don't have it. Maybe you do, maybe you don't, to me the odds are that you don't. You could get it diagnosed with a swab test which is cultured to find out precisely whether or not you have it, then use those results to consider your treatment plan.
If it's not that bad as you say and you're not deathly ill, I would definitely not rush to antibiotics.
05-02-2007, 04:32 PM
I had strep this winter and used homeopathics and it worked fast. I think it was called Mercurius?
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