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Strep Throat

Strep Throat Causes

Streptococcal bacteria are highly contagious and can spread through airborne droplets when someone with the infection coughs or sneezes. They also be picked up from a doorknob or other surface and transfer them to the nose or mouth.

Strep Throat Definition

Strep throat is an infection caused by group A streptococcus bacteria, and it's very frequent among kids and teens.

Strep Throat Diagnosis

The doctor will likely do a rapid strep test in the office, using a cotton swab to take a sample of the fluids at the back of the patient's throat.

Strep Throat Symptoms and Signs

Symptoms of strep throat include: Throat pain; difficulty swallowing; red and swollen tonsils, sometimes with white patches or streaks of pus; swollen, tender lymph glands (nodes) in the neck; fever; headache; rash; stomachache and sometimes vomiting, especially in younger children.

Strep Throat Treatment

In most cases, doctors prescribe about 10 days of antibiotic medication to treat strep throat. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Drugs used for treatment of Strep Throat


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