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How long does it take to recover from strep throat ?

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Dr. Brian Affleck
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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Dr. Martin Raff
If it alters the course of symptoms of Strep throat at all depends upon whether it was given rapidly after the onset of symptoms. The antibiotic is there to prevent rheumatic fever, rather than to alter the severity or duration of symptoms, although it may slightly
Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics

In brief: Usually 1-2 days

If the infection is an uncomplicated strep throat and you are on appropriate antibiotcs, 24-48 hours from initiation of the medication.

In brief: Usually 1-2 days

If the infection is an uncomplicated strep throat and you are on appropriate antibiotcs, 24-48 hours from initiation of the medication.
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