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How long does it take to recover from strep throat

A 59-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Diamond
45 years experience Pediatrics
Usually 1-2 days: If the infection is an uncomplicated strep throat and you are on appropriate antibiotcs, 24-48 hours from initiation of the medication.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alfredo Garcia
55 years experience Pediatrics
Strep throat: It will take a early as 12 hours to start feeling better after dosing with penicillin. However, it may take 24 to 48 hrs for complete disappearance of ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Variable issue: The kidney injury triggered by some strains may begin within a few weeks of an untreated strep throat. The rheumatic fever, heart & nervous system inj ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Lutwick
48 years experience Infectious Disease
Strep throat: Symptomatology improves within a day or so. The major reason to treat strep throats has always been to prevent rheumatic fever which is unusual now p ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Day or so: I believe the half life of amoxicillin is around 8 hours. That means 8 hrs after the last dose, only 1/2 is left, after another 8 hrs, half of the rem ... Read More
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Dr. Rodney Pollary
46 years experience Pediatrics
Strep throat: True strep infections respond very quickly to antibiotics. Omnicef (cefdinir) dies treat strep infections therefore if you are still sick it seems p ... Read More
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Dr. Bac Nguyen
22 years experience Family Medicine
Typically 48 hours.: Bicillin injection is convenient, but rather painful and expensive way to treat strep. In most cases, the good old penicillin is the #1 recommended tr ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bonnie Bock
46 years experience Infectious Disease
Up to a week: A rash associated with step throat is also usually called scarlet fever. The rash lasts a few days. Investigation for other causes of the rash such a ... Read More
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Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park answered
49 years experience Pediatrics
Poor choice: Strep throat is best treated by one shot of benzathine penicillin or 5-day course of cefdinir. For individuals with penicillin allergy, Azithromycin ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alfredo Garcia
55 years experience Pediatrics
Strep throat: Whether the treatment is oral or intramuscular antibiotics, strep bacteria in the throat is wiped out in 24 hours when one is no longer contagious. Th ... Read More
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