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Dr. James Ferguson Dr. Ferguson
Pediatrics
42 years in practice
University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine
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What can I take for strep throat that wont go away?

What can I take for strep throat that wont go away?

Get a proper Dx 1st: If you had a strep test done & your problems persist after treatment, you may have an additional issue to consider. Mononucleosis will often present with a sore throat & swollen glands & a throat swab may find strep. Strep may be part of the problem or may have just been an incidental finding.Some people carry strep without getting sick. A recheck with some testing may help find your answer. ...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


Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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Dr. Paul Hartlaub Dr. Hartlaub
Preventive Medicine
30 years in practice
University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
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What can I take to prevent strep throat re occurring ?

What can I take to prevent strep throat re occurring ?

Nothing: Strep throat is caused by a bacteria that you catch from someone else. You can best prevent it by careful hygiene, like using your own towels, toothbrushes, glasses, etc., doing good handwashing, and keeping your hands clean with soap and water and sanitizer when exposure is possible. If someone gets many severe cases, taking out the tonsils can be considered but has risks involved. ...Read more

Dr. Oscar Novick Dr. Novick
Pediatrics
54 years in practice
University of Bern Faculty of Medicine
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Dr. James Ferguson Dr. Ferguson
Pediatrics
42 years in practice
University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine
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What do I take for strep throat?

What do I take for strep throat?

If verified- treat: The majority of sore throats are viruses, but if you have verified strep you should have it treated with an antibiotic. Symptoms may improve in a day or two without treatment, but complications would still be possible without proper treatment. ...Read more

Dr. Ajay Acharya Dr. Acharya
Internal Medicine
33 years in practice
A P Singh University, S. S. Medical College
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Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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How long is it supposed to it take for strep throat to go away with medicine?

How long is it supposed to it take for strep throat to go away with medicine?

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

Dr. James Ferguson Dr. Ferguson
Pediatrics
42 years in practice
University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine
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How long does it take for strep throat to cause really bad harm?

How long does it take for strep throat to cause really bad harm?

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

Dr. Alfredo Garcia Dr. Garcia
Pediatrics
52 years in practice
University of the City of Manila College of Medicine
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Is there another medication to take for strep throat bacteria?

Is there another medication to take for strep throat bacteria?

Strep antibiotics: Another medication - are you taking one right now? The antibiotic of choice for strep throat is Penicillin VK (most potent and cheapest) and its derivatives. If allergic to it, other choices are the Erythromycin group, Cipro (ciprofloxacin) group, cephalosporin group. The last group should be taken with caution as there could be an associated cross-allergy in 10% of people. ...Read more

Dr. Jason Torrente Dr. Torrente
Family Medicine
18 years in practice
University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey - School of Osteopathic Medicine
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Dr. James Ferguson Dr. Ferguson
Pediatrics
42 years in practice
University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine
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Can you take clindamyon for strep throat?

Can you take clindamyon for strep throat?

Get a proper Dx 1st: About 60% of sore throats are viral & require no meds. If you take old meds every time you feel ill, you increase the creation of superbugs in our world with minimal benefit to you. Strep can be verified with a quick test & treatment with penicillin is 100% effective. Clindamycin is rarely if ever indicated for strep infections due to its side effects and the availability of less toxic meds. ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Diamond Dr. Diamond
Pediatrics
42 years in practice
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
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How long would strep throat take to clear up?

How long would strep throat take to clear up?

24-48 hrs: Not contagious 24-48 hrs after beginning antibiotics. And beginning to feel better in the same time frame. ...Read more

Dr. Brian Affleck Dr. Affleck
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
26 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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How long does it take to recover from strep throat ?

How long does it take to recover from strep throat ?

Strep throat: Recovery from strep depends on whether or not you receive antibiotic treatment. Usually, 7-10 days is all it takes to start feeling better although it is not uncommon to take 2 weeks or longer to feel totally back to normal. ...Read more

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Dr. Alfredo Garcia Dr. Garcia
Pediatrics
52 years in practice
University of the City of Manila College of Medicine
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How long is it gonna take to recover from strep throat?

How long is it gonna take to recover from strep throat?

Strep throat: It will take a early as 12 hours to start feeling better after dosing with penicillin. However, it may take 24 to 48 hrs for complete disappearance of symptoms, provided the diagnosis is correct. ...Read more

Dr. Jay Park Dr. Park
Pediatrics
46 years in practice
Yonsei University College of Medicine
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Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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Dr. Terry Brenneman Dr. Brenneman
Pediatrics
41 years in practice
New York University School of Medicine
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How long after being around someone with strep throat does it take for symptoms to appear?

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

Dr. James Ferguson Dr. Ferguson
Pediatrics
42 years in practice
University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine
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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?

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

Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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Please tell me how long it takes for 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

Strep Throat (Definition)

A throat infection caused by a strep bacteria that responds ...Read more