Our doctors at the Children’s Hospital Service Line at The Aga Khan University Hospital will recommend medications to relieve your child from these symptoms.
Doctors usually treat strep throat with antibiotics. Antibiotics shorten the time your child spreads the disease to others and lowers the risk of spreading the infection to other parts of your body. Antibiotics also help your child feel better faster.
The medications will start to work in 48 hours after the first dose. Once the medications are taken, the child can return back to school in 24 hours as he/she is then non-contagious.
In case your child does not feel relief in two days after the medications, it is important that you consult your doctor immediately for further treatment. Your doctor will also treat you symptomatically by giving your child pain medicines to relieve him of aches and pains in the body.