A 53-year-old female asked:
My student (19 yrs old) got strep throat 9 days ago.has been taking penicillin for it. she came to my class today feeling much better but her throat was still swollen.is she contagious to other people?she gave me a book.can i get sick if touching it?
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Dr. James Fergusonanswered
Pediatrics 48 years experience
Unlikely: Strep is universally killed by penicillin. Those with strep throat who take it are not contagious after 24 hrs of treatment. The tissue damage & reaction of this germ can remain swollen for quite a while after the germs are dead.
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