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Symptoms of Strep throat

Symptoms of Strep throat: Introduction

Symptoms of strep throat can vary somewhat among individuals but often include a sore throat, However, not all people with a strep throat will have a sore throat.

Other symptoms include swollen tonsils. Infection of the tonsils may result in the formation of visible white colored patches or pockets of pus on the tonsils. This can lead to a bad taste in the mouth and bad breath.

Other symptoms of strep throat may include pain with swallowing, difficulty swallowing, body aches, fatigue, headache, fever, and swollen glands (lymph nodes) in the neck.

Most people can recover from strep throat without complications. However, complications of strep throat are possible in rare cases. Complications can include infection of the lymph nodes of the neck called cervical adenitis. There is also a chance of developing a middle ear infection (otitis media), sinus infection, and a peritonsillar abscess.

Strep throat can rarely result in a very serious complications, including rheumatic fever, rheumatic heart disease, and a kidney disease called acute glomerulonephritis. Another potential complication is scarlet fever....more about Strep throat »

Symptoms of Strep throat

The list of signs and symptoms mentioned in various sources for Strep throat includes the 10 symptoms listed below:

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Wrongly Diagnosed with Strep throat?

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The signs and symptoms of strep throat are red, sore throat with white patches on tonsils, swollen lymph nodes in neck, fever, and headache. Nausea, vomiting, and abdominal pain more common in children. (Source: excerpt from Group A Streptococcal Infections, NIAID Fact Sheet: NIAID)

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Strep throat: Onset and Incubation

Incubation period for Strep throat: 2-4 days

Incubation period for Strep throat: Incubation period, the period after exposure and before symptoms show up, is 2-4 days. (Source: excerpt from Group A Streptococcal Infections, NIAID Fact Sheet: NIAID)

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The symptom information on this page attempts to provide a list of some possible signs and symptoms of Strep throat. This signs and symptoms information for Strep throat has been gathered from various sources, may not be fully accurate, and may not be the full list of Strep throat signs or Strep throat symptoms. Furthermore, signs and symptoms of Strep throat may vary on an individual basis for each patient. Only your doctor can provide adequate diagnosis of any signs or symptoms and whether they are indeed Strep throat symptoms.


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