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 Is flesh-eating bacteria (Streptococcus pyogenes) related to strep throat?
- Q Should I talk to a doctor about my strep throat symptoms?
- Q How serious an illness is strep throat?
- Q When can my child return to school after strep throat?
- Q How long does strep throat in children last?
- Q When is a strep titer considered to be abnormal, or "elevated"?