Symptoms of Strep Throat

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Symptoms of Strep Throat

Strep throat is a contagious bacterial infection caused by Group A Streptococcus. Recognizing its symptoms is crucial for prompt treatment and prevention. symptoms of strep throat Common signs of strep throat include:

Sore Throat: Severe and sudden throat pain is a hallmark symptom.

Difficulty Swallowing: Swallowing can be painful and uncomfortable.

Red Tonsils: Inflamed, red tonsils with white or yellow patches.

Fever: A high fever, often above 101°F (38.3°C), accompanies strep throat.

Headache: Persistent headaches are common.

Swollen Lymph Nodes: Tender, swollen lymph nodes in the neck may be felt.

Rash: In some cases, a fine red rash (scarlet fever) may develop.

If you or someone you know experiences these symptoms, consult a healthcare professional for diagnosis and appropriate treatment, usually with antibiotics. Strep throat is highly contagious, so early detection and treatment help prevent its spread.