Can strep throat be penicillin resistant?

No, but... Group a strep, the bacteria that causes 'strep throat' is still universally sensitive to pcn. However, other bacteria can cause pharyngitis and acute tonsillitis, as well as many viruses. If you are not getting better, would get back with doc and see if you need a full culture or evaluation for other causes such as mono(caused by ebv virus and can sometimes give false positive result strep test).
Not so far. When tested in labs, the group a strep has not ben found to have any resistance to penicillin or penicillin based drugs. However, there are a few patients that either fail their first treatment or reinfect so quickly that it is hard to believe it works. Living with a strep carrier, using a strep carrying tooth brush, or strep germs sheltering next to some resistent staff germs have been cited.

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How to tell if I have penicillin resistant strep throat?

Maybe? I don't know your history. Some reports suggest that penicillin does not eradicate s pyogenes in about 15% of the patients treated. Read more...

Could strep throat get worse after having a. Penicillin shot?

Yes. The symptoms of any throat infection like strep can get worse in spite of initial treatment for a number of reasons. First, you are playing catch up with a germ that had time to get established and will remain irritating until the blood level of med starts to kill it off.You can also be co-infected with a viral germ like mono that is not affected by the abx. Read more...

How many days do you have to take penicillin for strep throat?

10 days. The recommended treatment for strep throat is 10 days of oral medication if a long acting penicillin was not given by injection. People should understand they will feel better sooner, but the length of the treatment is based on research documenting the need for 10 days to stop rheumatic fever or other problems related to strep. Read more...

I was diagnosed with strep throat and just started on penicillin today. How long does strep usually last when it's being treated?

10 days. The sore throat usually gets better in a few days but the strep is not eradicated until after 10 days of penicillin treatment. The pharyngitis usually resolves within 7 days of onset even without treatment, but unfortunately there is then the risk of glomerulonephritis and rheumatic fever so be sure to complete your full 10 days of treatment even if you feel cured after a few days. Read more...

How quickly do strep throat symptoms respond to penicillin?

Strep throat. Symptoms may improve within 6-8 hours after taking penicillin and feel a lot better within 24 hours, at which time one is no longer contagious. Read more...