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Strep infection and its treatment - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   My boyfriend has strep really bad and the puss pockets have multiplied where you can see more puss pocket than tonsils he doesn't have health insurance and I was just wondering if you thought we should go to the ER or not?
Doctor :   Hi
User :   Hi
Doctor :   Is he running fever?
User :   Yes not high tho like 99-100
Doctor :   Ok
User :   He has taken like5 baths bc he only feels better then
Doctor :   Strep infection is a bacterial infection, and antibiotics are essentially needed for proper treatment.
User :   How can we get them without health insurance
Doctor :   He can visit a general physician or an ENT surgeon, who will prescribe the antibiotics.
Doctor :   Alternatively, you can visit a free clinic.
User :   Is there any way to get them prescribed without going we Are poor
Doctor :   A general physician practising at the free clinic can also prescribe those antibiotics.
User :   Ok, so we shouldn't go then?
Doctor :   Prescriptions given online are not valid.
User :   To the ER
Doctor :   You need a hand written prescription to avail the medications.
User :   I know but I was wondering if we should go to the er
Doctor :   And since physical examination is not possilble online, its not ethical again to suggest the antibiotics.
Doctor :   hence you need to see a doctor at an ER or clinic.
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