Strep Throat Symptoms

Strep throat may be very mild, with only a few symptoms, or it may be severe. Often, persons with strep throat get sick 2 to 5 days after they are exposed to the bacteria that causes the illness.

Symptoms usually begin suddenly, and can include:

  • Fever that begins suddenly and is often highest on the second day

  • Red throat, sometimes with white patches

  • Sore throat

  • Headache

  • Stomach ache

  • Nausea

  • Chills

  • General discomfort, uneasiness or ill feeling

  • Loss of appetite and abnormal taste

  • Tender, swollen lymph nodes in the neck

  • Difficulty swallowing

Some strains of strep throat can lead to a scarlet fever-like rash. This rash is thought to be an allergic reaction to toxins made by the strep bacteria.

 

Source: ncbi.nlm.nih.gov

Strep throat

Strep throat is caused by Group A Streptococcus bacteria. It is the most common bacterial infection of the throat. Symptoms: Strep throat may be very mild, with only a few symptoms, or it may be severe. Often, persons with...
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