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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
?Treated?: You are not considered contagious for strep after you have been on antibiotics for 24 hours. Your employer may of may not have other requirements, but ... Read More
Dr. Ronald Achong
17 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Yes: Once you feel fine and the symptoms are almost resolved, you can go back to work. Glad to hear you are feeling better.

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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience Allergy and Immunology
OK after 24-48 hours: After starting the antibiotic for strep throat, if earlier you want to wear a mask, and thanks for being conscientious,
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Ward
Specializes in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Strep: Should if usual bacteria and dx is correct. Will not if viral infection.
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Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Hard to say: Treatment failures do occur, but he could have been successfully treated but re-exposed & re-infected. Penicillin drugs kill strep, so that is not ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kristi Woods
22 years experience Pediatrics
After 24 hours: After you have been on antibiotics for 24 hours you are oh longer contagious.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Antibiotics: Antibiotics, antiobiotics, antibiotics. Serious complications can arise if strep is not appropriately treated with antibiotics. Complications can inc ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nela Cordero
53 years experience Pediatrics
Yes : Strep tonsillitis respond to antibiotics after two days of treatment but you have to finish ten days of treatment for complete cure. Reinfection is ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Rocamboli
17 years experience Family Medicine
48 hours: After you have been on antibiotics for 24-48 hours you should no longer be contagious
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heather Silverberg
17 years experience Pediatrics
Stay home : Hi Sean, sore throat in many cases is a sign of contagious illness. The one exception would be if you have allergies. I'd say stay home to protect you ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Goldstein
21 years experience Pediatrics
Strep Throat: The common recommendation made is to avoid contact with others for the first 24 hours that you are on antibiotic.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
31 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: Either penicillin or zithromax is good for strep throat.
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