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how long do strep symptoms last after antibiotics

A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Greer
43 years experience Family Medicine
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
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mirella Mircescu
Specializes in Infectious Disease
Strep: Usually 48 h or so unless there is an abscess or complications. If not resolved over the weekend see your PCP.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
46 years experience Family Medicine
Strept B: I snot a common uti organism: oral sex can contribute to this or it can be a contaminant.
A 37-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 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mandakini Patel
40 years experience Pediatrics
Scarlet fever: The symptoms should start getting better in 2-3 days. The rash may take a bit longer to go. Don't stop your antibiotics in the middle of the treatment ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mandakini Patel
40 years experience Pediatrics
Scarlet fever: The symptoms should start getting better in 2-3 days. The rash may take a bit longer to go. Don't stop your antibiotics in the middle of the treatment ... Read More
A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Influenza: This varies from person to person. Symptoms are due to the body's reactions to the virus. If the virus is interrupted by tamiflu (oseltamivir) (but u ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Variable: If the prostatitis is due to bacterial infection, proper antibiotic treatment should relieve symptoms in a matter of days. However in most cases the ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
You do not need anti: For most uris you dont need antibiotics as these are caused by viruses and get better by themselves.We only prescribe antibiotics if there is otitis m ... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Depends: What were the symptoms to begin with, what was the extent of involvement? If you had severe inflammation of the fallopian tubes the symptoms may take ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Confusing question: You are considered contagious for 24 hours after starting antibiotics. The duration of your personal symptoms may vary, some a few days , many a week ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
A few days: The antibiotics start to work immediately. Symptoms like discharge or pain with urination usually improve over 4-5 days. You should wait at least a we ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Mcadams
22 years experience Internal Medicine
Duration: Generally about 5-10 days.
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Depends.: Tonsillitis is often not bacterial. When it is bacterial it responds in a few days for certain. When it is viral it may not get better for 4-5 days. ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Achong
17 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Few days to a week: Usually after 1 week most if the symptoms should clear.
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Holly Maes
35 years experience Pediatrics
24 hours: You are okay to return to daycare or school after 24 hours from completing first dose of medication. That being said, I don't think I'd kiss someone o ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Pierce
28 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
It depends on: The severity of the infection. If you are not feeling better in 72 hours. Call your doctor.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Heller
42 years experience Gastroenterology
2-3 months: Can happen after any antibiotic, some more than others; can happen after short-term use. Moral of story: if you don't need them, don't take them. If ... Read More
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
39 years experience Clinical Psychology
Xlear: You can use a natural product called xlear (pronounced "clear") to clean out nasal passages and break up the biofilm where germs multiply. Tastes goo ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Depends-age/status: Rsv related illness develops within 2-8 days of exposure & may result in minor infection localized to the nose & upper airway or cause significant pro ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ryan Phasouk
17 years experience Family Medicine
Scarlet fever: Scarlet fever is the rash that can develop secondary to a streptococcal infection such as strep throat. The rash can typically last anywhere from 2-5 ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience Psychiatry
They don't: Generally, pms symptoms improve with your period. They can start a week or 2 before your period, though.

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