Strep Throat (Streptococcal Pharyngitis)

About- Strep throat also called Streptococcal pharyngitis is a bacterial infection that may cause sore and scratchy throat. In a severe case, it can cause complications including kidney inflammation or rheumatic fever.

Symptoms-
Regular throat pain
 Difficulty swallowing
 Red and swollen tonsils
 Swollen lymph nodes in the neck
 A sore, red throat with white patches
 Fever
 Headache
 Rash
 Nausea or vomiting
 Body aches
 Chills
 A loss of appetite

Causes-
The cause of 
Strep throat is highly contagious bacteria known as Streptococcuspyogenes, or group A streptococcus. They can be spread through
Airborne droplets when an infected person coughs or sneezes
 Shared food or drinks
 Contact with a doorknob or other surface and transfer them to the nose, mouth or eyes.

Specialists to visit
 Pediatrician
 Infectious Disease Specialist
 General Physician

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References-
https://www.healthline.com
https://www.mayoclinic.org
https://en.wikipedia.org
https://www.webmd.com
https://www.emedicinehealth.com

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