Strep throat

Strep throat is a bacterial infection that affects the throat and the tonsils caused by group A Streptococcus bacteria. It is a common type of sore throat that can occur in people of all ages, but it is most common in children and teenagers.

Strep throat is highly contagious and can be spread through contact with an infected person’s saliva or nasal secretions. The bacteria can also be spread through touching objects or surfaces that have been contaminated with the bacteria.

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The symptoms of strep throat can vary, but some common ones include:

  1. Sudden onset of a sore throat: The throat is usually very sore, and swallowing may be painful.

  2. Red and swollen tonsils: The tonsils may be red and swollen, and may have white or yellow spots or streaks.

  3. Swollen lymph nodes: The lymph nodes in the neck may be tender and swollen.

  4. Fever: A high fever (above 101°F or 38.3°C) is common in strep throat.

  5. Headache and body aches: General body aches and a headache may accompany the sore throat.

  6. Nausea and vomiting: In some cases, strep throat may cause nausea and vomiting, particularly in children.

  7. Rash: A rash may develop on the body, particularly in children with strep throat.

  8. Difficulty swallowing: The sore throat and swollen tonsils may make it difficult to swallow.

  9. Fatigue: Strep throat can cause fatigue and malaise.

If you experience any of these symptoms, it’s important to seek medical attention as soon as possible. A healthcare provider can perform a throat culture or rapid strep test to confirm the diagnosis and prescribe appropriate treatment, which usually involves antibiotics to treat the bacterial infection.

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MBBS, MS ( ENT Specialist) <br> ENT Surgeon at Kailash Hospital, Greater Noida <br>
ENT Surgeon at Sharda Hospital, Greater Noida <br>
ENT Surgeon at Doxtreat Healthcare, Noida