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How Long Does It Take To Get Over Strep Throat
Strep Throat.: Symptoms usually resolve within a week. However, if not appropriately treated with antibiotics there can be serious complications. ...Read more
I have had a sore throat for over two weeks now, I went to the doctor after about 4 days of it and had a strep test but it was negative. Should it take this long to get over it?
Variable issue: The kidney injury triggered by some strains may begin within a few weeks of an untreated strep throat. The rheumatic fever, heart & nervous system injuries may be delayed for a month or so. Effective treatment initiated within 9-10 days of first symptoms can usually stop delayed effects. The kidney issues can sometimes appear even with treatment. ...Read more
How long does it take Amoxicillin to leave your system/ how long does it keep working if I took 500mg 2x/day for 10 days for Strep throat?
How long does it take for omnicef (cefdinir) to relieve the pain of strep throat. I have taken 2 days worth and am still in extreme pain?
Strep throat: True strep infections respond very quickly to antibiotics. Omnicef (cefdinir) dies treat strep infections therefore if you are still sick it seems possible you may have something else besides strep. Mononucleosis is a strong candidate if you are really tired and still sick. I would go back to the doctor and ask to check for other infections. ...Read more
I was diagnosed. Yesterday with strep throat. They gave me a shot of bicilon how long does it take to kick in and the fever will go away?
Typically 48 hours.: Bicillin injection is convenient, but rather painful and expensive way to treat strep. In most cases, the good old penicillin is the #1 recommended treatment for strep infection. Oral formualtion is much cheaper. Typically, you should see improvement from strep (if the bug is sensitive to it) quite rapidly, often within 48 hours. If by tomorrow n u r not better, consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more
Strep throat: Whether the treatment is oral or intramuscular antibiotics, strep bacteria in the throat is wiped out in 24 hours when one is no longer contagious. The advantage of the shot is that it lasts for 10 days provided it was la bicillin. Oral meds should be taken daily for 10 days to prevent complications from the infection. ...Read more
I've been given penicillin to treat my strep throat. How long will it take before I can start to experience recovery effects?
3 days: A person taking penicillin for strep throat should feel better in 2-3 days. If he is worse on day 3, or just not better by day 4, he should talk with his primary care doctor to verify the name and proper dose of his antibiotic, and to discuss his symptoms. Re-evaluation and treatment with a different medication may be needed. ...Read more
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
2 to 5 days: The incubation time is 2 to 5 days. You do not need to be tested unless you develop some symptoms. ...Read more
I recently had strep throat and I'm supposed to take 3 pills a day but I just take 1 a day now. Could I get strep throat by not taking the medicine?
Failed treatment: The treatment plan for a given condition is based on the type of antibiotic and how it is best used to kill the germ. If you are only using 1/3 of the treatment daily, you risk just failing to kill off the germ, and allowing it to persist after treatment. It would be as if you never treated it. ...Read more
Not necessarily: Unless a complication has occurred due to lack of tx. ...Read more
Tested positive for strep throat. Taking 500 Mg penicillin vk for 24 hrs. Throat still hurting and still feel bad. How long should it take to work?
I'm on amoxicillin for strep throat 2x daily but I forgot to take it today. It won't come back because I forgot one day as long as I start again tom.?
No it will not: It will be alright if you take the rest of the capsules as prescribed and finish the whole course. ...Read more
@4-48 hrs: Infection should generally be gone in 24-498hrs if the medication works and there is no resistance. Mild symptoms may remain for several more days, but not contagious. ...Read more
5 year old has strep throat and Cant get him to take the nasty medicine they prescribed. Cefdirin. They refuse to switch why can't he take amoxicilLin?
Switch or shot: I see no reason not to switch, and wonder why they would use such a foul tasting and expensive med to start with. If the kid won't take any oral med, a LA Bicillin shot would also work. ...Read more
a couple of weeks: Most infection related enlarged lymph nodes settle down as the infection is treated and controlled. So the lymph glands should settle down to normal size in a mater of 2 to 3 weeks. ...Read more
I have strep throat. I don’t have a bad case of it and no fever. Do I have to get on meds to get better? How long will I be contagious with no meds?
Depends: There are some people who carry strep A year round and never get fever or throat pain. They are contagious year round, as is anyone who has it and remains untreated. If you did not have it confirmed with an office test or culture, your throat irritation could be viral & will last as long as it chooses. You would be contagious with that too. ...Read more
Is it possible to get Petechia on legs during/after bad bout of strep throat? 28 yr old male. On penicillin. How long does petechia usually last?
Strep throat and wanted 2 know how long it'll take to swallow comfortably again & are dairy products ok 2 eat? How to remove tonsil stones as well?
Strep throat: 19 year old lady with strep throat. Please see your physician ASAP for a rapid strep and antibiotics. 90% of sore throat is caused by a virus but if you have a lot of pain with swallowing you should be evaluated. If strep throat is not treated with the appropriate antibiotics, it can lead to serious sequelae like Scarlet Fever and Rheumatic Fever. Please see your MD &ENT specialist. Thank you. ...Read more
Monday I was given penicillin v 500 mg for strep throat. Still have a lot of pain & now I have a horrible taste in my mouth. How long to take effect?
Rule of thumb: I tell my patients if they are not better, much better, in 48 hours, likely the medicine is not working. So in 2 days and you still have problem go back to your doctor. We say that as we don't want our patients to have complications of a disease left untreated properly. ...Read more
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