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I have a 2 year old and the Dr. Diagnost her with strep throat they gave her shot Tuesday how long does strep throat last. She still has pain?

I have a 2 year old and the Dr. Diagnost her with strep throat they gave her shot Tuesday how long does strep throat last. She still has pain?

Not unusual: I would run it by the doc that saw her Tuesday, because there are rare things that could be complicating her strep throat, like an abscess, but it is not all that unusual to feel crappy for 5-7 days if had a bad case of it. It is natures way of letting you know it is still fighting the infection and you need rest and nutrition. If still running a fever, definitely give doc a call back! ...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 does strep throat last with anti-biotics (co-amoxiclav) I almost have it for 3 days and the pain is still there?

How long does strep throat last with anti-biotics (co-amoxiclav) I almost have it for 3 days and the pain is still there?

Wait about 3 days: Streptococcus should respond to Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) within a week. However, if you do not get better, have a culture and sensitivity performed from a throat culture. That is the only scientific method to determine if the antibiotic will be successful. ...Read more

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For how long does strep throat last while taking antibiotics.?

For how long does strep throat last while taking antibiotics.?

24 hours: Usually within 24 hours of starting antibiotics one is no longer contagious. It is important to take all 10 days of antibiotic to completely resolve it and prevent it returning. ...Read more

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How long does strep throat symptoms last for adults?

How long does strep throat symptoms last for adults?

Few days to a week: Usually after 1 week most if the symptoms should clear. ...Read more

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How long does strep throat rash last?

How long does strep throat rash last?

Matter of days: Once proper antibiotics treatment instituted, rash fades pretty quick. ...Read more

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How long does a strep throat last? Do I suppose to hold all activities until symptoms are better?

How long does a strep throat last? Do I suppose to hold all activities until symptoms are better?

10 days usually: Treatment with penicillin for 10 days is the usual course. Get a new toothbrush, care with drinking glasses, etc. usually symptoms abate after 3 or 4days but important to take 10 days of medication! ...Read more

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How long does vomiting with strep throat last once antibiotics have been started? (My daughter is 11 mos. old and had a pos. strep test last night.)

How long does vomiting with strep throat last once antibiotics have been started? (My daughter is 11 mos. old and had a pos. strep test last night.)

About a day: If a child has vomiting associated with their strep throat (and not everyone does by any means), it usually settles down about 24 hours after the first dose of medicine is taken. The two big things are if she is keeping down the medicine and keeping herself hydrated. If both of those things are happening, try to wait it out. If not, return to doctor for re-evaluation and alternatives, such as shot ...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 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

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