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My neighbor has strep throat and was just over. Should I take ask the doctor for antibiotics to make sure i'm in the clear?
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Dr. Matt Pflieger
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: No
The best prevention for not getting strep throat from family members is good hygiene.
Without any symptoms, then it is is not neccessary to get tested or start on antibiotics. Also it is important to remember that antibiotics are not without risks or side effects.

In brief: No
The best prevention for not getting strep throat from family members is good hygiene.
Without any symptoms, then it is is not neccessary to get tested or start on antibiotics. Also it is important to remember that antibiotics are not without risks or side effects.
Dr. Matt Pflieger
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Dr. Padmavati Garvey
Obstetrics & Gynecology
In brief: No
If you are not having any symptoms then you really don't need antibiotcs.

In brief: No
If you are not having any symptoms then you really don't need antibiotcs.
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
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