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Timing on strep throat

Patient: Is it possible to still test positive for strep throat after 6 days of taking antibiotics? I’m not sure if the case is that antibiotics just help with the contagious aspect to stop the bacterial growth and the body still takes a while to get rid of it, or if antibiotics just do the trick in a certain time frame.

 

 

Symptoms: Strep throat

 

 

Doctor:

 


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Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

Dr. Suneel Sharman completed his residency in Family Medicine at the University of Toronto. He currently operates Infinity Health Centre, a walk-in-clinic in downtown Toronto.

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