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What should I do if I suspect my child has strep throat?

A child is more likely to have strep throat if he or she has been in contact with somebody with known strep and has a fever and white spots on the tonsils. It is somewhat less likely if the child has other complaints, such as runny nose, cough or sneezing. If there is concern, he or she should see the doctor for testing and possible treatment.

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