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Can strep type f come back after done taking pennicilin to other side of your throat if you only had it on one side.

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Dr. Robert Knox
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery

In brief: Strep type F is back

Generally, completing a ten day course of penicillin will remove nearly all strep type f from the throat.
But, it is important to remember the use of antibiotics aids the immune system's removal of disease-causing bacteria. We never get rid of bacteria. In fact, we need bacteria to help digest nutrients. If symptoms persist, go see your primary care provider to obtain a throat culture.

In brief: Strep type F is back

Generally, completing a ten day course of penicillin will remove nearly all strep type f from the throat.
But, it is important to remember the use of antibiotics aids the immune system's removal of disease-causing bacteria. We never get rid of bacteria. In fact, we need bacteria to help digest nutrients. If symptoms persist, go see your primary care provider to obtain a throat culture.
Dr. Robert Knox
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Dr. Martin Raff
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease

In brief: Group F Strep

This organism is not likely to be causing throat infection.
It is often present as part of the normal bacterial flora of the oral cavity. Would need to know more about your symptoms, your exam and why anybody would be serotyping strep in your throat.

In brief: Group F Strep

This organism is not likely to be causing throat infection.
It is often present as part of the normal bacterial flora of the oral cavity. Would need to know more about your symptoms, your exam and why anybody would be serotyping strep in your throat.
Dr. Martin Raff
Dr. Martin Raff
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