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A 23-year-old female asked:

I've had strep throat for about 72 hours now , i have been on penicillin for about 24 . my throats still in a lot of pain. how long till i'm better?

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Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 58 years experience
Strep throat: Penicillin seldom alters the clinical course of illness in a patient with strep throat. What it is intended primarily to do is to prevent post-streptococcal complications like acute rheumatic fever.
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