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My son-in-law was diagnosed with strep throat on Friday. He

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My son-in-law was diagnosed with...
My son-in-law was diagnosed with strep throat on Friday. He is currently on a zpack and advil. He is still shivering and is running a fever and his tonsils are almost the size of quarters. Should he be seen again by medical staff or should he give it one more day on the medicine.
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48 hours is when the medicine should start working.
I am concerned if he is having any problems breathing.
This would a reason to go right in.
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