What Are the Symptoms of Strep Throat?

 

 

 

Q:
What are the symptoms of strep throat?

A:
Strep throat is an inflammation of the throat, which is caused by bacteria, such as streptococcus and group A streptococcus.

The common signs and symptoms of strep throat may include:

  • Pain or scratchiness in the throat, worsen when you swallow or talk.
  • Hoarse voice.
  • Difficulty swallowing.
  • Swollen, red tonsils.
  • White patches or pus on the tonsils.
  • Sore, swollen glands in the neck or jaw.

If you have severe infections, you may also have following symptoms:

  • A cough.
  • A fever.
  • Sneezing.
  • A runny nose
  • A headache.
  • Nausea or vomiting.

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