Superinfection sounds intense. You don't want a strep superinfection.
"Some may have a severe sore throat, others a mild one, others may just have a skin rash, abdominal pains, body aches, or joint pains. Others may have very high fever and full body aches, so it can 'sound like an ouch' when swallowing," says Dr. Voigt. "There is also a particular odor that emanates from some people's tonsils."
It is possible to self-diagnose to some extent, according to Dr. Casciari; if you have a severe sore throat, pus, and a body temperature greater than 101 degrees Fahrenheit in the absence of typical "cold" symptoms such as runny nose and itchy eyes, you should head to the doctor.
How to treat strep
If you have strep, home remedies won't quite cut it for this one. You need the good stuff: antibiotics. And it's important to finish every single pill the doctor gives you, or else you could be contributing to the global problem of antibacterial resistance.
Still, there are certain things you should do whenever you get sick, stuff you've probably known forever. Stay hydrated, don't exert yourself, and get plenty of sleep. You can drink a soothing decaf tea or eat a frozen (nondairy) treat to alleviate your sore throat, but the best treatment is going to be antibiotics and rest.