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A 34-year-old female asked:

i had step throat earlier in the week. how can i tell when i am absolutely no longer contagious?

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Dr. Patrick Melder
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 27 years experience
24 hours after abx: A person with streptococcal pharyngitis is non-infectious after 24 hours of appropriate antibiotic therapy. Without treatment, communicability may last for several weeks after the symptoms of pharyngitis have stopped. http://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/communicable/factsheets/streptococcalpharyngitis.htm.
Dr. Matthew Goren
Ophthalmology 32 years experience
Antibiotics: You won't be contagious for sure after completing your course of antibiotics.

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