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If you have strep throat, a healthcare provider may recommend an antibiotic such as penicillin or amoxicillin. After taking antibiotics for 24 hours, you are no longer contagious. Treatment for strep throat should also include drinking lots of fluids and getting plenty of rest. If your symptoms do not improve within a few days, contact your healthcare provider.
How Is Strep Throat Treated? -- An OverviewStrep throat is a throat infection caused by group A streptococcus bacteria. Treatment is necessary for a couple of reasons:
- Untreated strep throat can result in complications (see Strep Throat Complications)
- It is contagious (see Is Strep Throat Contagious?).