A 23-year-old male asked:
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me and my girlfriend got strep throat at the same time, and now it's been 72 hours that we are taking amoxicillin. can we kiss now or we have to wait?

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Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Probably fine: You might take it slow for a bit as intimate kissing will likely bring out any germs that haven't been killed. Yet;since you both remain under treatment for a bit longer, that will kill off anything you swap.
Answered on Aug 1, 2013
Dr. Oscar Novick
58 years experience Pediatrics
Kiss away: You can kiss if both of you are afebrile, otherwise i would wait.
Answered on Sep 29, 2016
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Give it a week: Would wait longer 1-2 weeks as you do not want ot give her the bug. If you are still symptomatic would she want to kiss you anyway?
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Dr. Pierrette Mimi Poinsett
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Strep throat: Generally if you are on antibiotics for 24 hours, you are not able to transmit strep. More about strep throat: https://www.cdc.gov/groupastrep/disease ... Read More
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Strep: Strep throat results in pain on swallowing with red, inflamed posterior throat. It is highly susceptible to Amoxil (amoxicillin) (penicillins) but som ... Read More
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Dr. James Ferguson
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Common problem: Although the majority of the germs may be dead, it will take a few more days for some of the swelling to go down.Some of the spots you see are dead ti ... Read More
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