Strep Throat (cont.)
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Strep Throat Prevention
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 a few 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.
Medically reviewed by Robert Cox, MD; American Board of Internal Medicine with subspecialty in Infectious Disease
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 2/12/2016
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