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 Why do I keep getting white patches on my tonsils?
- Q Is my son's enlarged lymph node normal after a diagnosis of strep throat?
- Q When can my child return to school after strep throat?
- Q How do I manage my strep throat?
- Q What is strep throat?
- Q Why may I need a rapid strep test for strep throat?