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A 35-year-old member asked:

How long do the symptoms of strep throat last?

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Dr. Sunil Ummat
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 35 years experience
Varies: Typically, symptoms from a strep throat will last for several days, up to a week once on antibiotics. Occasionally, they infection can last longer ANS may even require more medications to resolve the symptoms.

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Normally, how long would the symptoms of strep throat last?

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About 7 days: Usually lasts about a week.
A 46-year-old member asked:

How long would strep throat usually last?

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Strep Throat: The incubation period for strep throat is usually about 3 days but is variable (2 to 5 days). You are contagious for at least 24 hours after starting antibiotics for strep throat. You will be contagious until you have been on antibiotics for at least 24 hours and for up to 3 weeks if you are not treated with antibiotics.
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How long would strep throat generally last?

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Psychiatry 25 years experience
About 7 days: Usually about 7 days.
A 39-year-old member asked:

How long does strep throat symptoms last for adults?

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Dr. Ronald Achong
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Few days to a week: Usually after 1 week most if the symptoms should clear.
A 38-year-old member asked:

How long would strep throat last?

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Dr. Sonober Umair
Pediatrics 18 years experience
Varies: Infection may last up to 10 days but symptoms of throat pain and discomfort, headache and malaise should improve within 24-48 hrs of starting antibiotics.

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