Antibiotics may Not be Required for Sore Throat as Most are Caused by Viral Infection

by Savitha C Muppala on  September 11, 2012 at 8:05 PM Research News
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Most of us visit our Doctors for medication to cure a sore throat.

Actually, most sore throats are caused by a virus and antibiotics may not have any effect, according to the recent guidelines published by the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA).
 Antibiotics may Not be Required for Sore Throat as Most are Caused by Viral Infection
Antibiotics may Not be Required for Sore Throat as Most are Caused by Viral Infection
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Only a small percentage of people actually have Group A streptococcal pharyngitis. As an initial step, the strep throat infection needs to be confirmed with laboratory testing.

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Some of the common symptoms for a viral infection are runny nose, cough, mouth sores and hoarseness.

Experts suggest that antibiotics be prescribed only after confirmation of strep throat infection with laboratory tests.



Source: Medindia
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