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Can i go to work with strep throat?

Can i go to work with strep throat?

After 24 hours: After you have been on antibiotics for 24 hours you are oh longer contagious. ...Read more

Strep Throat (Definition)

It's a throat infection caused by a strep bacteria that responds rapidly to most antibiotics. There can be a number of other bacteria involved in addition to strep so a regular culture (not just a quick strep ...Read more


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

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

48 hours: After you have been on antibiotics for 24-48 hours you should no longer be contagious ...Read more

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I have strep throat, should I go to work?

I have strep throat, should I go to work?

Strep Throat: The common recommendation made is to avoid contact with others for the first 24 hours that you are on antibiotic. ...Read more

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I think I might have strep throat but can't get a culture today. Should I go into work today?

I think I might have strep throat but can't get a culture today. Should I go into work today?

Stay home : Hi Sean, sore throat in many cases is a sign of contagious illness. The one exception would be if you have allergies. I'd say stay home to protect your coworkers health and give yourself a chance to recover. Tomorrow you can see your doctor and get checked out. Feel better. ...Read more

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Most strep throat symptoms are gone so cna i go back to work?

Most strep throat symptoms are gone so cna i go back to work?

Yes: Once you feel fine and the symptoms are almost resolved, you can go back to work. Glad to hear you are feeling better. ...Read more

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What other things would work for strep throat?

What other things would work for strep throat?

Antibiotics: Antibiotics, antiobiotics, antibiotics. Serious complications can arise if strep is not appropriately treated with antibiotics. Complications can include infection of middle ear, sinuses, tonsils, skin & blood; scarlet fever, inflammation of the kidney (glomerulonephritis) & eventually rheumatic fever. ...Read more

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Taking antiobiotics for strep throat every 12 hours. I accidently left them at work and won't be able to get them until tomorrow. Complications?!

Taking antiobiotics for strep throat every 12 hours. I accidently left them at work and won't be able to get them until tomorrow. Complications?!

Possibly: If you skip one or more doses, the antibiotic may not be as effective and the bacteria may become resistant. Best thing to do is to call your Dr.'s answering service and when the on call Dr. calls back, ask if they can call in one dose for you to take tonight. Then take your morning dose as soon as you get to work tomorrow AM. Good luck! ...Read more

Pharynx (Definition)

It is the connection between the mouth and the throat. The 3 parts are the oropharynx, nasopharynx, and hypo-pharynx. The pharynx leads into the ...Read more