How does strep throat affect the body?

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.

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Strep Throat

Strep Throat

Strep throat is a common, contagious bacterial infection caused by the Streptococcus bacteria, affecting the throat and tonsils. Some symptoms of strep throat include fever, headache, sore throat, white spots on the tonsils and sw...

ollen lymph nodes. It could also cause nausea and vomiting. If you suspect you or child has strep throat, it’s important to be evaluated by doctor. The common treatment for strep throat is a course of doctor-prescribed antibiotics.

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