Strep throat

What is Strep throat?

Streptococcal pharyngitis, streptococcal tonsillitis, or streptococcal sore throat is a type of pharyngitis caused by a group A streptococcal infection.It affects the pharynx including the tonsils and possibly the larynx. Common symptoms include fever, sore throat, and enlarged lymph nodes.

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I have a sore throat the Dr. ran the test for strep throat could I still get...

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if you do not have strep throat, it is not likely to develop

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The test for...

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How contagious is strep throat? Could I get it from someone just breathing on me or from touching something in a public place? How long does the...

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No need to worry

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Strep throat is caused by a very commonly encountered...

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I have a white patch on my throat- it is a little sore but no other symptoms. Could it be strep throat or just a sore throat?...

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Seems strep throat;however, oral swab testing can determine it....

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