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I started penicillin vk 500mg for strep throat on Wednesday night. I feel better than I did, but my throat has some soreness still. Is this normal?

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Dr. Thomas Josa
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
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In brief: Yes

I'm glad you are getting treated and it sounds like the strep is responding to the Penicillin.
It takes a while for the throat to heal even once the germs are gone. Stay the course. Contact your doctor if the symptoms RETURN after clearing or fail to clear completely.

In brief: Yes

I'm glad you are getting treated and it sounds like the strep is responding to the Penicillin.
It takes a while for the throat to heal even once the germs are gone. Stay the course. Contact your doctor if the symptoms RETURN after clearing or fail to clear completely.
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