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A 32-year-old member asked:

Please tell me how long it takes for to get over strep throat?

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Strep Throat.: Symptoms usually resolve within a week. However, if not appropriately treated with antibiotics there can be serious complications.
Dr. Natalie Geary
Pediatrics 30 years experience
I would add that the complications are much more serious in children than adults leading to scarlet fever, rheumatic fever etc
May 24, 2013
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
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Thanks Dr. Geary. Heidi
May 24, 2013

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Could you tell me what happens if strep throat doesn't get cured?

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