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A 29-year-old female asked:

I'm taking penicillin vk 250mg since saturday for sore throat, my tonsills still swollen i can hardly drink. when will it start working? thanks

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Dr. Larry Lutwick
Infectious Disease 49 years experience
If there has been no: Response in two days, this is likely not streptococcal. Given your age, could be mononucleosis. Get checked.

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