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Strep throat, when will i no longer be contagious if it's been a week now?

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Dr. Holly Maes
Pediatrics
3 doctors agree

In brief: 48 hours

You are not contagious after 48 hours from the start of your antibiotics.
In rare instances if you have severe tonsillitis, the contagiousness could last a little longer, or if you develop an abcess. However, you need to finish the full course of antibiotics to prevent recurrences and to prevent development of resistant bacteria in your system.

In brief: 48 hours

You are not contagious after 48 hours from the start of your antibiotics.
In rare instances if you have severe tonsillitis, the contagiousness could last a little longer, or if you develop an abcess. However, you need to finish the full course of antibiotics to prevent recurrences and to prevent development of resistant bacteria in your system.
Dr. Holly Maes
Dr. Holly Maes
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: ? treated ?

If you were started on treatment with a penicillin or similar drug you would be consideded no longer contagious 24 hours after the start of therapy.
If you were not treated, or did not maintain an adequate treatment for the prescribed course, you may remain contagious for months.

In brief: ? treated ?

If you were started on treatment with a penicillin or similar drug you would be consideded no longer contagious 24 hours after the start of therapy.
If you were not treated, or did not maintain an adequate treatment for the prescribed course, you may remain contagious for months.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Nela Cordero
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: STREP TONSILLITIS

Strep throat responds easily to antibiotics like penvk and can render you less contagious on the 2nd day but you have to finish it until 10 days for complete cure.

In brief: STREP TONSILLITIS

Strep throat responds easily to antibiotics like penvk and can render you less contagious on the 2nd day but you have to finish it until 10 days for complete cure.
Dr. Nela Cordero
Dr. Nela Cordero
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