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.
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