When can my child return to school after strep throat?

The Strep germ is very contagious (passes easily from one person to another). Your child should not go to school or be around other children until he is fever free for 24 hours and on antibiotics for 24 hours. This helps stop the Strep germ from spreading to other children.

Strep throat can spread to others in the family. Anyone living in your home that develops symptoms of a sore throat in the next five days should see a doctor for a throat culture.

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Strep Throat

Strep Throat

Strep throat is a common, contagious bacterial infection caused by the Streptococcus bacteria, affecting the throat and tonsils. Some symptoms of strep throat include fever, headache, sore throat, white spots on the tonsils and sw...

ollen lymph nodes. It could also cause nausea and vomiting. If you suspect you or child has strep throat, it’s important to be evaluated by doctor. The common treatment for strep throat is a course of doctor-prescribed antibiotics.

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