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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

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 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 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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How long before the strep throat antibiotic shot is recieved will i feel better?

How long before the strep throat antibiotic shot is recieved will i feel better?

Antibiotics: It won't be immediate, but usually within 1-2 days, you should start to feel some improvement. If you don't, you should be seen by your provider. In this case, your infection could possibly resistant to the antibiotics and you would need to be given another one. ...Read more

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How long does vomiting with strep throat generally last once antibiotics have been started? (My daughter is almost one year old.)

How long does vomiting with strep throat generally last once antibiotics have been started? (My daughter is almost one year old.)

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 much time does strep throat last after taking anti-biotics?

How much time does strep throat last after taking anti-biotics?

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

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What is the recommended antibiotic for strep throat?

The very first one: Most medical guidelines recommend penicillin as the first line agent to treat strep throat. However, i feel that Amoxicillin ( a derivative of penicillin) is more often prescribed simply because it is more tolerable/less side effects. This is debatable. It is important to treat strep pharyngitis as it can cause an array of medical problems down the line in the form of rhematic fever. ...Read more

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Antibiotic (Definition)

An antibiotic is a medicine that slows, stops, or kills germs. The germs are usually bacteria causing an infection in a person, so the person uses antibiotics to help his body get ...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