What are the common symptoms of strep throat?

Symptoms of strep throat can mimic those of other sore throat conditions and tend to progressively get worse day after day.
Common symptoms of strep throat include:
  • Throat pain: tends to come on quickly and without warning
  • Painful swallowing
  • Fever: Often a high fever (over 101) in children
  • Red/swollen tonsils: Commonly with white streaks or patches of pus
  • Red spots on the roof of the mouth
  • Swollen neck (lymph) glands
  • Headache
  • Loss of appetite
  • Body aches
strep throat symptoms graphic

  • "Strep Throat Diagnosis and Tests." Cleveland Clinic, 25 Nov. 2015, my.clevelandclinic.org/health/diseases/4602-strep-throat/diagnosis-and-tests.
  • "Strep Throat." Mayo Clinic, Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research, 3 Jan. 2018, www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/strep-throat/symptoms-causes/syc-20350338



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