The most common and most effective treatment for strep throat is antibiotics, according to WebMD. Usually, doctors prescribe penicillin, but they also use clindamycin, erythromycin-based drugs or other antibiotics such a... More » Health Conditions & Diseases

There is no incubation period after the discovery of the first symptom of strep throat. This is because the incubation period of a disease ends the moment the first symptom of a disease is discovered, according to Medici... More » Health Pain & Symptoms

According to Mayo Clinic, strep throat is contagious. The bacteria that cause strep throat are known as streptococcal bacteria. Strep throat may be spread through coming into contact with airborne droplets from an infect... More » Health Conditions & Diseases
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