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Strep throat is contagious for 24 hours after the affected person begins taking antibiotics, according to WebMD. Sore throat pain, the main symptom of strep throat, normally dissipates 24 to 36 hours after the patient be... More »

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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 »

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Strep throat is easily transferable from person-to-person through sneezing, coughing or blowing the nose, according to Kids Health. It can also be indirectly transferred from an object to person by sharing items such as ... More »

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Symptoms of strep throat go away within three to seven days both with and without antibiotic treatment, according to WebMD. However, without treatment, a person is contagious for up three weeks following the infection, r... More »

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Treatments for excessive mucus in the throat, also known as post-nasal drip, include taking antihistamines and decongestants when the mucus is caused by viral infections or sinusitis and taking antibiotics for bacterial ... More »

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When a sinus infection and sore throat last longer than 10 days, antibiotics are typically used to clear the infection, according to WebMD. Decongestants can also be used to help open nasal pathways and clear congestion ... More »

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The common cold is spread from one infected person to another, according to WebMD. The contagion spreads through contaminated surfaces and through droplets of secretions from an infected person who sneezes. More »

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