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A 31-year-old member asked:

How long does it take for azythromycin to clear up strep throat?

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Dr. Larry Lutwick
Infectious Disease 50 years experience
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 probably more later to the low amount of circulation of specific rheumatogenic serotypes than early treatment.

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A 32-year-old member asked:

How long would strep throat take to clear up?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics 47 years experience
24-48 hrs: Not contagious 24-48 hrs after beginning antibiotics. And beginning to feel better in the same time frame.
A 50-year-old member asked:

How long does it take to recover from strep throat ?

2 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics 47 years experience
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.
A 39-year-old member asked:

Once your in contact with strep throat how long would it take to catch it?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Incubation Period: The incubation period for strep throat is usually about 3 days but is variable (2 to 5 days).
A 36-year-old member asked:

Can you take clindamyon for strep throat?

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Alexander Gorup
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 30 years experience
Clindamyon?: Not familiar with that drug. Clindamycin is an antibiotic prescribed for throat infections. Like all medicines, take it as prescribed and under the direction of a physician.
Last updated Oct 5, 2018

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