2 doctors weighed in:
I had step throat earlier in the week. How can I tell when I am absolutely no longer contagious?
2 doctors weighed in

Dr. Matthew Goren
Ophthalmology
In brief: Antibiotics
You won't be contagious for sure after completing your course of antibiotics.

In brief: Antibiotics
You won't be contagious for sure after completing your course of antibiotics.
Dr. Matthew Goren
Dr. Matthew Goren
Thank
Dr. Patrick Melder
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
In brief: 24 hours after abx
A person with streptococcal pharyngitis is non-infectious after 24 hours of appropriate antibiotic therapy.
Without treatment, communicability may last for several weeks after the symptoms of pharyngitis have stopped. http://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/communicable/factsheets/streptococcalpharyngitis.htm.

In brief: 24 hours after abx
A person with streptococcal pharyngitis is non-infectious after 24 hours of appropriate antibiotic therapy.
Without treatment, communicability may last for several weeks after the symptoms of pharyngitis have stopped. http://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/communicable/factsheets/streptococcalpharyngitis.htm.
Dr. Patrick Melder
Dr. Patrick Melder
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Andrea Brand
Board Certified,
6M people helped
Continue
108,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors