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is strep throat contagious after starting antibiotics

A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
> 24 hours: You are contagious for at least 24 hours after starting antibiotics for strep throat.
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
24 hrs: The standard answer is 24 hours starting with the first dose of antibiotics.This applies to general communicability to the public. There is possibilit ... Read More

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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Depends: Most would consider a patient contagious for a period of 24 hrs after the start of therapy.This would include the shot.After that time, spread is much ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stanley Halpern
41 years experience Periodontics
Very contagious: Don't kiss cough or share eating utensils with people. Wash your hands often. Gargle with listerine without alcohol several times per day. Use a salin ... Read More
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Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Penicillin: Penicillin or Penicillin related first line. A quinolone may be used if allergic to Penicillin. Clindamycin is used for recurrent Strep throat.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bac Nguyen
22 years experience Family Medicine
Penicillin still #1: Despite being the oldest antibiotic, it is still the medicine of choice for treating strep throat infection. It is not 100%, but still the "standard o ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
31 years experience Family Medicine
Pencillin: Penicillin is the primary choice or eythromycin for people with penicillin allery.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sari Nabulsi
Specializes in Pediatrics
Strep Throat: strep throat is rarely resistant to antibiotics. In case of resistant, high dose amoxil or augmentin, (amoxicillin and clavulanate) based on 90mg/kg/d ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Froude
52 years experience Infectious Disease
It will work: Zinnat, Cefuroxime is effective against the Streptococcus that causes sore throat. Quite often Strep throat doesn't need antibiotics. If it does, Pen ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
See details: It may look normal or it may appear swollen.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Not one I would use: This class of drugs have a broad range of effects against many types of germs but i find no listing for strep throat..It is not used in kids and rarel ... Read More
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