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Will strep throat go away by itself

A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Comisi
Dentistry 38 years experience
Not usually: Strep can be very serious and contagious. It is best to have a doctor examin you and prescribe the necessary medications to help elimiate the infectio... Read More
Dr. Larry Lutwick
Infectious Disease 49 years experience
In most cases, it: Can go away on its own but prompt treatment is needed to prevent suppurative and non-suppurative complications such as tonsillar abscesses and rheumat... Read More

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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
1st Sx will : Strep throat goes through several phases. The acute symptoms will eventually fade in most without rx. During the sub-acute phase, the body continues t... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
Pediatrics 58 years experience
Strep infections: Strep throat can go away without treatment, but the repercussions can be serious like rheumatic fever glomerulonephritis or chorea.
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
1st Sx will : Strep throat goes through several phases. The acute phase will eventually fade in most without rx. During the sub-acute phase, the body continues to m... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Olga Nilova
Specializes in Pediatrics
Possibility: Strep should be gone if you took the same dose for 5 days. Sometimes though strep does recover after you finish medicine and strikes again.
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 56 years experience
Strep throat: This is always risky, not because of the infection itself, but rather because of post-streptococcal complications like acute rheumatic fever.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 57 years experience
It can sometime but: Like any infection it is possible for body to fight of the infection and ut can rarely happen with strep throat but having said that it is not wise t... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Rapid improvement.: A person usually feels much better 24 to 48 hours after starting antibiotics. They are usually not contagious after completing 24 hours of antibiotics... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Several possibities: You were re-exposed and reinfected ( using the same toothbrush or kissing your asymptomatic partner can do this). You can also have another issue at t... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Get a proper Dx 1st: If you had a strep test done & your problems persist after treatment, you may have an additional issue to consider. Mononucleosis will often present w... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
It needs antbiotics: Strep throat requires antibiotic treatment. Complications can include infection of middle ear, sinuses, tonsils, skin & blood; scarlet fever, inflamma... Read More

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