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Because the symptoms of a cold and strep throat are often quite similar, the best way to know if you have strep throat is to visit a doctor for a strep throat test and physical examination, according to WebMD. A rapid st... More »

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Symptoms of strep throat go away within three to seven days both with and without antibiotic treatment, according to WebMD. However, without treatment, a person is contagious for up three weeks following the infection, r... More »

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Strep throat is caused by streptococcus bacteria and is usually diagnosed in a clinical setting after a physical examination and rapid antigen test, according to Mayo Clinic. A throat culture may also be collected, altho... More »

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Strep throat symptoms in adults include sudden and severe sore throats, difficulty or pain when swallowing, and swollen lymph nodes in the neck, according to WebMD. Some patients may also experience a fever of 101 degree... More »

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The most common and most effective treatment for strep throat is antibiotics, according to WebMD. Usually, doctors prescribe penicillin, but they also use clindamycin, erythromycin-based drugs or other antibiotics such a... More »

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According to WebMD, symptoms of strep throat in toddlers include a throat that hurts deeply and suddenly without sneezing and cold-like symptoms. Other common symptoms of strep are swallowing pain or difficulty, a fever ... More »

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A strep throat rash is a skin rash caused by strep throat that begins around the neck and chest, eventually spreading over the entire body within a day or two, according to WebMD. This type of rash is also known as scarl... More »

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