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A 29-year-old female asked:

Why do i still have yellow mucus, sore throat and productive cough 2 weeks after given amoxicillin for strep throat?

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Dr. Clarence Grim
Endocrinology 57 years experience
Stept throat: The most likely thing is that you did not have strept throat unless a culture was done. It is was a strept throat You probably have a viral problem that takes bout 2-3 weeks to get better if you take antibiotics or 13-21 days if you don't. Have others at your work/school had similar problems? Good discussion at Wikipedia for more info. Amox is not drug of choice in US.

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Last updated Jan 13, 2019

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