A 36-year-old female asked:
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7f on cephalexin for 3dys and still has enlarged tonsils and feels enlarge under chin. how long does it take to go bk to normal after a positivestrep?

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Dr. Mazen Kherallah
33 years experience Infectious Disease
3-4 days: Most individuals with streptococcal pharyngitis usually appear to recover in 3-4 days. Cephalexin is an appropriate choice for this infection. If no improvement and you feel enlargement under the chin, I would be worried about tonsillopharyngeal cellulitis or abscess formation and would recommend to see the PCP.
Answered on Mar 19, 2015
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