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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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If I have severe strep throat with extremely high fever, can it weaken the immunity in urethra?

Here are some...: The internal humoral immunity is a systemic matter, never just localized; its strength reflects personal health state resulting from genetic factors & lifestyle over time. Manifesting extremely high fever means your body is at its hard fight against invading agents to defend you. If having specific issues about urination or possible UTI, to http://www.formefirst.com/onBPH-LUTS-VoidingTrouble.html. ...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?

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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Can someone tell me how long will strep throat last?

Antibiotics: With appropriate antibiotics you should be feeling considerable better within a few days. ...Read more

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How long is it gonna take to recover from strep throat?

How long is it gonna take to recover from strep throat?

Strep throat: It will take a early as 12 hours to start feeling better after dosing with penicillin. However, it may take 24 to 48 hrs for complete disappearance of symptoms, provided the diagnosis is correct. ...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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Can someone tell me how long will strep throat last if left untreated?

Can someone tell me how long will strep throat last if left untreated?

2-5 days: Strep throat infections are self limited usually lasting no longer than 5 days. Rarely, the strep can go to another part of the body setting up a 2nd site of infection.The danger with strep is in the sequelae or aftermath of the infection, that in susceptible individuals can lead to rheumatic heart, kidney or brain disease. It is for these reasons that strep infections should be treated. ...Read more

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How long is it supposed to it take for strep throat to go away with medicine?

How long is it supposed to it take for strep throat to go away with medicine?

Rapid improvement.: A person usually feels much better 24 to 48 hours after starting antibiotics. They are usually not contagious after completing 24 hours of antibiotics. You still need to take the full course of antibiotics. Don't stop just because you are feeling better. ...Read more

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How long can someone be a carrier for strep throat without displaying actual symptoms?

How long can someone be a carrier for strep throat without displaying actual symptoms?

A lifetime: There are some people that can carry strep & never get infected , ever.Who & why is not easy to study. The average carry rate by asymptomatic people has been quoted as 5% in the summer and upwards of 25% during the winter.Some of these carriers are likely treated for strep when they have simple viruses that cause symptoms as only blood testing could confirm a true infection. ...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


Strep Throat (Definition)

A throat infection caused by a strep bacteria that responds ...Read more