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How long do strep symptoms last after antibiotics

A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Greer
Family Medicine 45 years experience
1or 2 days: You will begin to feel better soon but please finish the rx.A big problem we face is the bacteria , exposed to less than a full course of treatment, l... Read More
Dr. Nela Cordero
Pediatrics 55 years experience
STREP TONSILLITIS: Improvement is noted1 to 2 days after start of treatment but rx has to be finished for 10 days to complete cure and avoid recurrence.
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Louis Cooper
Pediatrics 49 years experience
Maybe: Carrier state can be hard to eradicate--both partners would need to be treated, otherwise, they will keep giving the infection to each other. The m... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Several choises: You are either re-infected with strep (new exposure), re-infected with something else, or not infected but have something else triggering symptoms.You... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cornelia Franz
Specializes in Pediatrics
24 hours: Usually within 24 hours of starting antibiotics one is no longer contagious. It is important to take all 10 days of antibiotic to completely resolve ... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Deborah Ungerleider
Pediatrics 37 years experience
You can certainly try gargling with salt water as that may help. Also, if you had a viral illness at the same time or tonsillitis from strep the white... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Unusual: I haven't heard such a side effect with an antibiotic. There are flavor and color additives that may be responsible for the effect. It is not an aller... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 34 years experience
Sounds ok: A Rocephin (cefriaxone) dose lasts one day (24 hours). Omnicef 300mg take every 12 hours for 5 to 10 days is one of the recommended dosing strategies ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Not necessarily: Unless a complication has occurred due to lack of tx.
A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
May be a carrier: A subset of the population will carry strep in their throat continuously , often without strep disease/symptoms but are treated as strep when they co... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Rochester
Family Medicine 27 years experience
Recurrent strep: You may be a strep carrier. It may not be the strep that is the cause of your recurrent sore throats. Best to see an ENT provider to discuss your re... Read More