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How long am i suppose to wait before going to work with strep throat?

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Dr. Charles Rocamboli
Family Medicine 18 years experience
48 hours: After you have been on antibiotics for 24-48 hours you should no longer be contagious

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A 33-year-old member asked:

Should I go to work if i'm recovering from strep throat?

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Dr. Nela Cordero
Pediatrics 54 years experience
Yes : Strep tonsillitis respond to antibiotics after two days of treatment but you have to finish ten days of treatment for complete cure. Reinfection is common.
A 41-year-old member asked:

If have been exposed to strep throat, how long before you can come down with it if you are going to?

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Dr. Jay Park
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Pediatrics 50 years experience
2-5 days: The incubation period for strep throat is 2 to 5 days.
A 48-year-old member asked:

How long should I wait before going back to school after strep throat?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Antibiotics x 24 hrs: You should be on antibiotics for at least 24 hours before returning to school.
A 33-year-old member asked:

How long until my strep throat goes away?

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Dr. Deborah Ungerleider
Pediatrics 36 years experience
You should start: feeling better after 24 to 48 hours on an antibiotic. However, if you have a viral illness at the same time, the antibiotics will not help to cure that or make you feel better. If that's the case, you just need to wait. If you are still not feeling better, you should get back in touch with your doctor.

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