Strep throat is a contagious infection caused by the streptococcal bacteria. Symptoms normally include fever, sore throat and swollen lymph nodes. Redness, swelling, white or yellow patches are often present on the tonsils also. How do you know if you just have a sore throat and not strep? Strep throat normally runs a high fever of over 101, though sometimes strep doesn’t include a fever. A sore throat will not be as bad with something like a cold, whereas strep will be very painful. Also, patches on the tonsils are a good indication of strep, and swollen lymph nodes, as already mentioned. Lymph nodes are responsible for trapping and destroying germs which causes the swelling.
What are some remedies you can use?
These are the things I would do:
*Take colloidal silver at least 3 times a day – I would likely take it 5 times that first few days. Colloidal silver has been proven to *effectively kill the strep bacteria.
*Use Dr. Christopher’s Strep Blend:
1 Tbs. Raw Honey
1/4-1/2 tsp. Cayenne
3 cloves grated garlic
~Mix honey and cayenne together, and add garlic. Give 1/2 tsp. every 1/2 hour – chew it up and swallow it. This remedy kills strep withing 24 hours. I would take this every 1/2 hour for a day or two.
*If you are experiencing pain from the strep or sore throat, you can gargle with 1/4 tsp. of cayenne pepper in 1/2 cup warm water for relief.
*I would also add echinacea. I really like Double E Immune Booster. I make tinctures with it to take, or make a strong tea to drink throughout the day.
*Of course Vitamin C is always good to take when sick
*Eliminate all sugars and unhealthy foods – they will only hinder recovery and prolong your sickness. Instead eat broth made from a whole chicken (not the canned broth).
*For a fever, there are several herbs that can help. One is adding 1/2 cup of dried sage to 1 cup of boiling water and steeping for 15 minutes. Take 1 tsp. every hour as needed. You can also gargle with this tea for sore throats.
NOTE: I begin remedies as soon as any symptoms appear. I don’t go to the doctor to see if a person has strep first before treating. Home remedies help save money! 🙂 You want to begin remedies as soon as the first signs show before the sickness really takes hold. Most of the time when taking such actions as above, you will not experience as severe symptoms that you would if you weren’t doing these things (which is GREAT! – I love helping my family not suffer as much! :)) With these remedies, you may not experience a sore throat or white patches on the tonsils (and most likely won’t). Even if you don’t actually have STREP, all of the remedies mentioned above is good for any illness, and will *effectively kill and treat strep if you do have it. Some people worry about using remedies for “strep” if they don’t know for sure if they have it. But all of the above remedies are safe and good for any sickness you may have! I always start any sickness with colloidal silver and echinacea, with rare exceptions. There are certain sicknesses that other herbs are better for, but the remedies above are great for strep or sore throat!
Why don’t I want to just go to the doctor for antibiotics?
Because antibiotics wreak havoc on the immune system. Click here to read more. I am thankful for antibiotics in case of a life-threatening situation though!
And please use common sense – if a person shows no improvement and only worsens, see a doctor! 🙂
*Disclaimer: These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to treat, cure or prevent any disease. Always see a doctor if there is no improvement.
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