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How Long Is Strep Throat Contagious
Contagious: 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
Strep throat: Strep is contagious for 24-36 hours.Get a more detailed answer ›
Depends: Strep can be carried in a contagious state indefinitely.Once treated, the spread is minimal after 24 hrs. Some people can pick up and carry the germ without infection, ever, while most would become symptomatic within 24-48 hrs. ...Read more
For how long is someone with strep throat contagious BEFORE they develop and start showing symptoms?
2 - 5 Days: "Strep throat" is caused by a bacterial infection with Group A Streptococcus. The period between intial infection with bacteria and appearance of symptoms is 2 to 5 days. This called the Incubation period. Because this an infection that requires antibiotic treatment see your doctor for symptoms of fever, sore throat, rash. ...Read more
48 hours: You are not contagious after 48 hours from the start of your antibiotics. In rare instances if you have severe tonsillitis, the contagiousness could last a little longer, or if you develop an abcess. However, you need to finish the full course of antibiotics to prevent recurrences and to prevent development of resistant bacteria in your system. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I am a cosmetology master instructor, I have a student w strep throat 31 yrs old her 3rd time with strep throat, fever. How long is she contageous?
She may not be.: Recurrent strep infections can mean the patient is colonized with the bacteria in her throat. You may not be at risk...But good hand washing and wearing gloves can be helpful to avoid infection yourself. If you smoke, stop and she could cover her face with a mask while working. Hope that helps. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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