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Strep throat: symptoms and treatment

December 21, 2017

Strep throat: symptoms and treatment

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Up to 30 percent of sore throats among children between the ages of 5 and 15 are due to group A Streptococcus (strep), a contagious bacterial infection that causes fever, sudden onset of a sore throat, swollen tonsils and painful swallowing. With appropriate treatment, however, most symptoms completely resolve within one week. Diagnosis and treatment […]

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Tags: A Streptococcus, antibiotics, fever, hand washing, health tips for parents, infectious diseases, painful swallowing, strep throat, swollen tonsils, UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital