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How Long Does Strep Throat Last After Antibiotics
Confusing question: You are considered contagious for 24 hours after starting antibiotics. The duration of your personal symptoms may vary, some a few days , many a week or more.Persistence of symptoms after this point suggest a co-infection with another agent, possibly viral. ...Read more
1-3 days after: After you start appropriate treatment for appropriately diagnosed strep throat, the fever usually resolves within a couple of days. If it lasts longer than 3 days after taking medicine as prescribed, you should contact the doctor as you may have developed an abcess that needs draining or other complication. It would also be possible the wrong diagnosis was made, and need to make sure on right meds. ...Read more
Fever and strep: Hello, it depends on the infection, the intensity or degree of inoculation, your immune status and overall state of health. Typically, the infection and fever will be treated with medicine to reduce the fever like Acetaminophen or an antibiotic. You should see the fever resolve with a few days. If it persists, see your doctor for another evaluation. ...Read more
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
Few days to a week: Usually after 1 week most if the symptoms should clear. ...Read more
PCN: The person is usually not contagious after completing the first 24 hours of antibiotics and they generally feel significant improvement after 24 to 48 hours. You still need to take the full course of antibiotics. Don't stop just because you are feeling better. ...Read more
Within 48 hours: Of course the effectiveness depends on how early antibiotics are started and appropriate choice and dosing of antibiotics. Untreated it may take 4 to 5 days. ...Read more
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