What Are the Causes of Strep Throat?

Q:
What are the causes of strep throat?

A:
Strep throat is an inflammation of the throat which may lead to pain or scratchy sensation in your throat, swollen and red tonsils, or hoarse voice. It may also cause a fever, a cough, headache or a runny nose.

Generally, strep throat is caused by bacteria, and the most common one is streptococcus pyogenes or group A streptococcus.

You doctor may prescribe antibiotics for you if you get a strep throat. And you need to take the full course of the medicine even your symptoms have disappeared.

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