Once the streptococcus bacteria group A enters your nose or mouth, the germs will attack the tissues of your throat. Certain areas of the throat may even swell, like your tonsils, which is a sign that your immune system is trying to fight off infection. As the bacteria grow, the pain in your throat will develop and you may have a fever that signals your body is still fighting.
- Q Should I talk to a doctor about my strep throat symptoms?
- Q How should I interpret the results of a rapid strep test for strep throat?
- Q How can strep throat damage the heart?
- Q How do I manage my strep throat?
- Q Why may I need a rapid strep test for strep throat?
- Q When is a strep titer considered to be abnormal, or "elevated"?