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Question by  Diyer62 (23)

What is the incubation period of strep throat?

My child was exposed to strep throat two days ago and I am concerned she may get it.


Answer by  fawnjamrn (87)

If your child has not began running a fever, having a sore throat, weakness or puss pockets on the back of her throat after 5 days you can stop worrying. You should start to watch for these symptoms as soon as 2 days after exposure.


Answer by  mcdbeals (201)

I have no real idea as to the incubation period. I suspect that it is around 72 hours. If memory serves me correctly, it seems to spread rapidly between people, especially children in schools or daycare centers. Children with compromised immune systems vis-a-vis poor nutrition, inadequate rest or another illness seem more prone to getting strep throat.


Answer by  KMcRae (714)

Typically the incubation period for strep throat is between 2 to 5 days. Symptoms including green mucus accumulation and sore throat typically begin to develop in this time period.


Answer by  DrMom (854)

The incubation period for strep throat is usually around three days but can actually be as long as five days. It is not terribly contagious but as with all illnesses, the closer the exposure, the more chance of transmission.

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