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Strep Throat, Symptoms, Diagosis and What To Do

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A bacterial infection that may cause a sore, scratchy throat. Very common More than 3 million US cases per year Spreads easily Treatable by a medical professional Requires a medical diagnosis Lab tests or imaging often required Short-term: resolves within days to weeks The infection is generally transmitted by direct contact with the mucus or sores of someone else with strep. Common symptoms include sore throat, fever, and swollen lymph nodes in the neck. Rarely, complications can involve the heart or kidneys. Treatment is important to reduce complications. Oral antibiotics like penicillin, amoxicillin, cephalexin, or azithromycin are commonly used. Other medicines such as acetaminophen or ibuprofen can help with pain and fever
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WeedFreedom (4 months ago)
Strep sucks!!! Cover your mouth when you cough people!
Dear India Rose (4 months ago)
Very informative. Strep throat is awful!

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