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When should I call the doctor about my child’s strep throat?

You should call the doctor whenever you suspect your child has strep throat because it may cause other problems if left untreated, including heart problems and kidney problems. Symptoms of strep throat include a sore throat, swollen glands in the neck, fever and pus on the tonsils. If there is any associated breathing trouble, change in voice quality or swallowing trouble, call your doctor right away.

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