What Are The Signs of Strep Throat?

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What Are The Signs of Strep Throat?

Strep throat is a bacterial infection that can cause your throat to feel scratchy and painful. It is most common in children but can affect anyone regardless of age. It is important to get tested quickly and start the appropriate treatment if you have symptoms of Strep. If left untreated it can lead to more severe illnesses including rheumatic fever and inflammation of the kidneys. Symptoms to watch for include:

  • Fever
  • Sore Throat
  • Pain on Swallowing
  • Red or Swollen Tonsils
  • White Patches on Throat
  • Red Spots (Petechiae) on the Roof of the Mouth
  • Swollen Lymph Nodes on Neck

Don't forget you can get in-house strep testing at Vaughn Pharmacy.

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