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Tested positive for strep throat. Taking 500 Mg penicillin vk for 24 hrs. Throat still hurting and still feel bad. How long should it take to work?

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Dr. Tanya Russo
Pediatrics
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In brief: 48-72 hours

Many people begin to feel relief from Strep throat symptoms after 24 hours of appropriate antibiotic therapy, but one wouldn't necessarily consider your regiment a treatment failure until you have been taking it for at least 2-3 days.
Best wishes.

In brief: 48-72 hours

Many people begin to feel relief from Strep throat symptoms after 24 hours of appropriate antibiotic therapy, but one wouldn't necessarily consider your regiment a treatment failure until you have been taking it for at least 2-3 days.
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