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5 year old positive for strep throat. treated with amoxicillin for 10 days. 1 week later strep returned. now given penicillan. will it work?

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Dr. James Ferguson answered

Specializes in Pediatrics

Treatment failures do occur, but he could have been successfully treated but re-exposed & re-infected. Penicillin drugs kill strep, so that is not the only question. About 5-20% of the population can carry strep in their throat and never get sick, depending on the season. There may be a family member or close friend as a carrier.

Answered Oct 27, 2017

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