Treating Throat Infections


When medical experts talked about sore throats and pharyngitis, it used to be very simple.  They would begin treatment with an antibiotic because doctors felt that was the most effective way to treat the throat infection.  But what researchers are learning, in many cases, is it’s not necessary to prescribe an antibiotic.  In fact, in many cases, a throat infection might be due to a viral origin and an antibiotic really isn’t that helpful at all. It’s one of those things doctors started to learn over time and are realizing that they have to take their time figuring out what treatments there are before they aggressively go at it.  

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