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Can I Go 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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Need docs help! I am at the end of my strep throat. I have to go to work, is white soda okay to drink?
Yes: Stay hydrated.Get a more detailed answer ›
I have strep throat and was told i can't go to work but I have a deadline to meet. My doctor. Said it was dangerous. How so? For who?
Your co-workers!: Strep is contagious, so you risk infecting others who may come in contact with you while infectious (coughing, sneezing, hand-hand contact), but you stop being contagious a day or two after being on antibiotics. Don't risk getting others sick if you are not yet better or there will be more deadlines missed than yours. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If it hurts badly when i swallow and earache, is it strep throat syptoms?? Should i still go to work
Could be many things: Very sore throats are often strep, but more often they are not. Most frequently they are still caused by viruses, from cold viruses like rhino virus or adenovirus, to viruses like EBV that causes mono. Other bacteria than strep can also infect throat, although these causes are uncommon. Best to get source/cause identified if sick for more than a couple of days or if pain severe. ...Read more
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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