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Doctor insights on: Duration Of Immunity After Strep Throat

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Since october, i've become sick a total of seven times. Most were bad colds, and once in december i had strep throat. Tips on improving immunity?

Since october, i've become sick a total of seven times. Most were bad colds, and once in december i had strep throat. Tips on improving immunity?

Wash hands : Keep sanitizer on hand for when you're at the grocery store pushing carts many others touch, sneeze, and cough on as well as when you can't wash hands. Male sure to wash hands before eating. Remember to change toothbrush within a couple of days of antibiotics for strep. ...Read more

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Immunity (Definition)

In medicine, having an immunity to certain disease is to mean you are protected from getting it. For example: flu vaccination trigers the body to develop the immunity(antibody)/protection so that it won't get the flu. The idea is similar to the law: to provide immunity to someone is to protect that person from potential physical harm by other(s). Have ...Read more


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Why do kids not get hardly any immunity to strep throat? Are there too many different strains?

Why do kids not get hardly any immunity to strep throat? Are there too many different strains?

No One Knows: A good question! at present there is no understanding as to why certain infections trigger life long immunity such as chicken pox and some do not such as strep throat. ...Read more

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How long would strep throat last?

How long would strep throat last?

Varies: Infection may last up to 10 days but symptoms of throat pain and discomfort, headache and malaise should improve within 24-48 hrs of starting antibiotics. ...Read more

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How long until my strep throat goes away?

How long until my strep throat goes away?

You should start: feeling better after 24 to 48 hours on an antibiotic. However, if you have a viral illness at the same time, the antibiotics will not help to cure that or make you feel better. If that's the case, you just need to wait. If you are still not feeling better, you should get back in touch with your doctor. ...Read more

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How long would strep throat usually last?

Strep Throat: The incubation period for strep throat is usually about 3 days but is variable (2 to 5 days). You are contagious for at least 24 hours after starting antibiotics for strep throat. You will be contagious until you have been on antibiotics for at least 24 hours and for up to 3 weeks if you are not treated with antibiotics. ...Read more

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How long would strep throat take to clear up?

How long would strep throat take to clear up?

24-48 hrs: Not contagious 24-48 hrs after beginning antibiotics. And beginning to feel better in the same time frame. ...Read more

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How long do the symptoms of strep throat last?

How long do the symptoms of strep throat last?

Varies: Typically, symptoms from a strep throat will last for several days, up to a week once on antibiotics. Occasionally, they infection can last longer ANS may even require more medications to resolve the symptoms. ...Read more

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For how long does strep (throat) live on objects?

For how long does strep (throat) live on objects?

About 12 hours: Strep does not live very long out of the body. That doesn't mean you shouldn't clean the area and avoid contact with items like cups and spoons, that an infected person has had contact with. But usually the bacteria dies within about 12 hours outside of the body. ...Read more

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How long does it take to recover from strep throat ?

How long does it take to recover from strep throat ?

Strep throat: Recovery from strep depends on whether or not you receive antibiotic treatment. Usually, 7-10 days is all it takes to start feeling better although it is not uncommon to take 2 weeks or longer to feel totally back to normal. ...Read more

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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


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