Strep throat is a bacterial infection that is quite prevalent and shows symptoms like throat pain, painful swallowing, fever, swollen tonsils, rases, body aches, etc. To treat the condition, doctors prescribe anti-bacterial medicines. However, soon these drugs won’t be effective. This is what a recent study conducted at the Houston Methodist Hospital has stated. According to the research, strains of bacteria causing strep throat and flesh-eating disease will soon become resistant to the common antibacterial drugs like penicillin and beta-lactams. If this happens, millions of people including children will be severely affected. Also Read - Want to Lose Weight And Starve Off Bacterial Infection? Opt For Lemongrass

To avoid or reduce the severe impact, we must be already equipped with certain alternative treatment options. Here, we tell you about that. Also Read - Scientifically-Proven Safe And Effective Natural Antibiotics to Get Rid of Bacterial Infections

Marshmallow root

Containing a substance called mucilage, marshmallow root can treat strep throat. It works by coating and lubricating the throat. According to a study published in the Pakistan Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences, having marshmallow root even in excess is non-toxic and effective. To use it, you need to prepare a cold marshmallow root infusion. To do that, you need to fill a jar with cold water and put a bundle of marshmallow root in cheesecloth submerged in the water. Make sure the bundle is completely submerged. Also, place the tied end of the bundle over the lip of the jar. Leave it infused overnight. Post that, remove the bundle and consume the desired amount. Also Read - Jon Bon Jovi cuts short Pittsburgh concert due to sore throat

Apple cider vinegar

This natural tonic contains an active ingredient called acetic acid. This is what effectively fights against the bacteria and provides relief. According to researchers in the field, a combination of apple cider vinegar and honey can treat sore throats. All you need to do is to add 1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar in a cup of warm water. You can also add honey to the mixture. The anti-bacterial property of the mixture will provide relief.

Saltwater gargle

This is one of the most common natural remedies for various health problems. Gargling with salt water can reduce swelling by killing the unwanted microbes residing in the throat and pulling water out of the throat tissue. In the case of strep throat, you should do gargling every 2 hours.