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How long is it supposed to it take for azithromycin to cure strep throat?

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Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics
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In brief: @4-48 hrs

Infection should generally be gone in 24-498hrs if the medication works and there is no resistance.
Mild symptoms may remain for several more days, but not contagious.

In brief: @4-48 hrs

Infection should generally be gone in 24-498hrs if the medication works and there is no resistance.
Mild symptoms may remain for several more days, but not contagious.
Dr. Mark Diamond
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Dr. Scott Diede
As a reminder, please continue to take the antibiotics until they are finished. In other words, don't stop taking them if you feel better after 24 hours. Finish the entire prescription. This is important to completely treat the organism, and it also helps with lowering the risk of developing antibiotic resistant organisms.
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