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I feel very scared & guilty my son had an untreated strep throat that went away 6 weeks ago. How long until it is completely behind us i worry everyday.?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
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In brief: Hard to say

The earliest problems with untreated strep often come up within the first 2 wks & effect the kidneys.
Rheumatic fever/heart & brain effects are more likely to be 4-6 weeks out from the first fever. Either way, as you pass the 6 wk marker without known issues you may have been lucky. The estimated attack rate for major complications of untreated disease is 1-2%. Subtle effects may appear later.

In brief: Hard to say

The earliest problems with untreated strep often come up within the first 2 wks & effect the kidneys.
Rheumatic fever/heart & brain effects are more likely to be 4-6 weeks out from the first fever. Either way, as you pass the 6 wk marker without known issues you may have been lucky. The estimated attack rate for major complications of untreated disease is 1-2%. Subtle effects may appear later.
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. John Comisi
Dentistry

In brief: Ask your doctor

There is no way to know without doing appropriate tests.
I would highly recommend you get your child attention immediately!

In brief: Ask your doctor

There is no way to know without doing appropriate tests.
I would highly recommend you get your child attention immediately!
Dr. John Comisi
Dr. John Comisi
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