If you've ever had Strep Throat ...you know... it can be painful ... and it can put you out of commission for DAYS. Usually doctors prescribe antibiotics ... But there's another option that's been around since the 1950's... an option most people don't know about. It can get rid of strep ... in just 8 HOURS. But there's a REAL reason why it's NOT a doctor's first choice of treatment... Joy's here to explain.. Joy? 3 3 We're talking about a shot -- an injectable form of penicillin ...The shot is more expensive than the pill form of antibiotics ... And insurance doesn't always cover the shot.Another negative -- one 10-year-old who had the shot, told us it was BEHOND PAINFUL. 3 0 - 10 16 - 21 131 - 138 204 - 210 BITE; 0034WO @ 18:58:55 . Blake - OOH, YOUR TOOTHPASTE SMELLS BAD! Brothers Bryce and Blake ... ALWAYS together -- ALWAYS teasing.BITE: 0035TC @ 18:59:23 blake - HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO BRUSH YOUR TEETH? Even when 10-year-old Bryce got strep throat last month -- BITE: Brice - I FEEL GOOD BUT IT HURTS A LITTLE WHEN THE MEDICINE WEARS OFF -- his OWN account ...was a LITTLE different from his 7-year-old brother's...BITE: Blake - HIS PILLS ARE THIS BIG!!! ... Bryce - NO THEY'RE NOT. Actually, mom says BOTH her boys are CONSTANTLY sick with strep.BITE: Jessica / mom - IT GOT TO THE POINT WHERE I'D CALL IN AND SAY "THEY'VE GOT STREP -- I NEED MEDICINE." But this last bout, was SO bad -- instead of the usual antibiotics -- in pill form, taken for 10 days -- Bryce was given a VERY ... PAINFUL ... SHOT BITE:Blake - THIS BIG!! .. Brice - NOW YOU'RE EXAGGERATING .. THEY PUT IT IN ME, AND I SCREAMED..Blake - AHHH! . .Joy - IT HURT ? Brice - IT HURT ! The shot of Bicillin -- an INJECTABLE form of penicillin -- is an option many people don't know about -- until they find themselves in a hospital emergency room like Bryce .....BITE: boys - 18:39:57 Bryce - DAY AND NIGHT, THROWING UP THROWING UP THROWNING UP ..Blake - HE COULDN'T EVEN SAY 3 WORDS WITHOUT THROWING UP Dr. Tracy Tyson says that's when pills are useless.The local pediatrician ... says the shot clears up strep in just 8 HOURS -- but CANNOT be used if you have a penecillin allergy. Another negative -- IT HURTS !Dr. Tracy Tyson, Orange Park Peds , pediatrician 1330J9 -- @- 00:03:20) BITE: Dr. Tyson - IT IS AN EXTREMELY PAINIFUL SHOT, IT'S ACTUALLY A POWDER THAT GETS MIXED INTO A REALLY THICK SOLUTION THAT HAS TO BE INJECTED INTO THE MUSCLE Mom Jessica says -- she was warned. BITE: Jessica / mom - SO THEY TOLD ME WHEN THEY CAME IN AND HAD 4 PEOPLE .. I WAS LIKE WHAT ARE WE DOING HERE. AND THEY SAID WE'RE GOING TO HAVE TO HOLD HIM DOWN... AND UM.... BITE; Jessica / mom - YOU KNOW, AND HE SCREAMED... AND SCREAMED... AND IT WAS JUST AWFUL...IT WAS AWFUL.But Bryce's RESULTS -- were almost immediate.BITE: Jessica / mom - HE WENT FROM COULD NOT KEEP ANYTHING DOWN, COULD NOT STAND UP TO LITERALLY 2 HRS LATER, HE WAS STANDING UP TALKING LAUGHING WITH HIS BROTHER.'05- 31-14 strep kids 0007WZ @ 18:50:33) BITE: Jessica / mom - I SAID DO WE HAVE TO FOLLOW UP, DO WE NEED PILLS? THEY SAID NO ABSOLUTELY NOT, THIS IS IT, WE'RE DONE, AND I DIDN'T BELIEVE THEM UNTIL A COUPLE HOURS LATER WHEN HE WAS FINE .... I MEAN -- IT WAS LIKE HE HAD NEVER BEEN SICK. 05-31-14 strep kids 0004IW @ 18:41:01) joy - WHICH DO YOU LIKE BETTER SHOT OR ANTIBIOTC ...Blake - ANTIBIOTICS Bryce - YEAH ... Blake - I DON'T EVEN KNOW WHAT THAT IS. Ultimately, doctors took outBryce's tonsils ...which will greatly lower his chances of getting strep.Blake - YOU GOT YOUR TONSILS OUT FOR STREP THROAT? .. I THOUGH IT WAS BECAUSE YOU SNORE ..Brice - IT WAS FOR 3 REASONS Blake - B/C YOU SNORE ... B/C YOU SNORE .... B/C YOU SNORE. 3 Strep throat symptoms are a sudden, severe sore throat .. Pain when you swallow .. A fever.. Possibly a red skin rash and vomiting. Dr. Tyson says the strep throat will go away on it's own ... but if the infection isn't treated the bacteria can spread to cause other infections to your sinuses, your immune system -- it can even damage your heart permanently. 3 Joy... After taking antibiotic pills, you can catch strep again ... How long does the INJECTION protect you? The shot is active in the body and fighting infection for 21 to 28 days ..You're actually protected from bacterial infections that the penicillin would cover for nearly a month -- a huge break for parents, from kids getting sick.