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Also known as: group A streptococcal infection.
Strep throat is a bacterial infection that primarily affects the neck and throat. It’s common among children and is contagious.
The group A streptococcus bacteria is the cause of strep throat. People can develop the disease by being exposed to fluids or saliva from an infected person through coughs, sneezes or contaminated surfaces.
A sore throat, pain when swallowing and a tender neck are the telltale signs of strep throat. People may also get a fever, chills, a headache or nausea.
Antibiotics can typically cure strep throat within a few days. Warm liquids, gargling with warm salt water, breathing humidified air, over-the-counter pain relievers and throat lozenges are all viable strategies to help with symptoms of strep throat.
Reviewed by: Yamilet Tirado, MD
This page was last updated on: March 07, 2023 01:51 PM
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