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 What is strep throat?
- Q Is flesh-eating bacteria (Streptococcus pyogenes) related to strep throat?
- Q Should an elevated strep titer be treated with antibiotics?
- Q Why may I need a rapid strep test for strep throat?
- Q How long does strep throat in children last?
- Q Is my son's enlarged lymph node normal after a diagnosis of strep throat?