Strep throat, caused by the bacteria Streptococcus pyogenes, can be uncomfortable and contagious. symptoms of strep throat symptoms can lead to timely treatment. Look out for:
Sore Throat: A severe, sudden onset of throat pain is a hallmark symptom.
Difficulty Swallowing: Swallowing may become painful and challenging.
Red Tonsils: The tonsils may appear red, swollen, and may have white patches or pus.
Fever: A high body temperature, often above 101°F (38.3°C), is common.
Headache and Body Aches: These can accompany the sore throat.
Swollen Glands: The lymph nodes in the neck may become tender and swollen.
Rash (Scarlet Fever): In some cases, a fine red rash may develop.
If you suspect strep throat, consult a healthcare professional promptly for accurate diagnosis and appropriate treatment.