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Strep Throat

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by Randall B

(Bacterial Sore Throat)



Strep throat may cause:
  • Red, sore throat with white patches
  • Headache
  • Swollen, sore glands in the neck
  • Fever
  • Red spots on the roof of the mouth
  • Painful, difficult swallowing
  • Chills
  • Fatigue
  • Nausea and possibly vomiting
  • Decreased appetite
  • Rash
  • Muscle aches, especially in the neck, and abdominal pains, especially in younger children
  • Swelling in back of mouth
Complications of untreated strep throat can be serious and include:
Post-streptococcal glomerulonephritis is also rare, but it can occur, even with treatment


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