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

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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.
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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.
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