antibiotics, Strep, Throat, Virus

Ask a Pediatrician – Common Questions about Antibiotics đź’Š

There are a few common questions that us pediatricians are always getting about antibiotics. So number one being- doesn’t a nose draining yellow or green mucus mean an antibiotic is needed?  The answer is no, a viral infection which is what causes the cold can usually start out with  a clear drippy nose and evolve to being a yellow green thick …

Fever, Strep, Throat, Uncategorized, Virus

Is there a chance strep throat can go away on its own?

Having a sore throat can mean many different things.  It is associated with common illnesses such as, the common cold or the flu. Having a sore throat doesn’t always mean you have strep.  A sore throat can definitely be a sign of strep throat, caused by Group A Streptococcus (a bacteria) if it has other …