My girlfriend has strep throat and started antibiotics today

Patient

Q: My girlfriend has strep throat and started antibiotics today ( Friday ) and I will see her in a week ( next Friday ). Will it be okay to kiss her?

Doctor

A:   Hello,
Thanks for the query.

It is recommended that you avoid oral contact like kissing and sexual intercourse atleast for 2 weeks, since there are chances of transmission of the bacteria even after a recent antibiotic treatment.
Hence, it is recommended not to kiss her for 2 weeks after the antibiotics.

Hope this helped.
Regards

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