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Strep Throat (cont.)

Strep Throat Prognosis

Generally speaking, the prognosis for treated strep throat is very good. Antibiotics can shorten the duration of symptoms, reduce transmission and prevent potential complications. The symptoms will typically improve in 3-5 days. Recurrence of strep throat is not uncommon, especially in individuals who are not compliant with the full course of antibiotic therapy. The prognosis for untreated strep throat is variable, and some individuals can go on to develop serious complications.

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