Strep A is a bacterial infection affecting the throat and tonsils, caused by ‘Group A’ strep – or group A Streptococcus – bacteria. Resulting in inflammation, redness, and what many describe as ‘the sore throat of all sore throats’, most strep A infections are generally not serious, and clear up after a short course of antibiotics.


Strep throat represents up to 30% of sore throats in children, and up to 15% of sore throats in adults, making it one of the most common bacterial diseases in the US.


Strep throat or flu? Strep throat or tonsilitis? Strep throat or a bad case of a sore throat? When being struck down by a sudden bout of ill health, with a sore throat to match, it’s difficult to know exactly what the issue is – and crucially, what you need to do to feel better. That said, there are several symptoms to keep an eye out for:


Usually, those with Strep A present to the doctor’s office with a sense that they don’t feel quite right, with a high temperature, muscle aches, nausea, swollen glands, and a sore throat. While many of these symptoms overlap with the flu, a sore throat that lasts for more than 48 hours, pain when swallowing, and a distinctly red throat are all tell-tale signs that Strep A may be on the cards.


Like Strep A, symptoms of Strep B include a general sense of feeling under the weather: Fever, chills, and a notable fatigue. However, they’re usually accompanied by more severe symptoms, including a low temperature, difficulty breathing, seizures, chest pain, and more. If you experience any of these symptoms, it’s important to seek urgent medical attention.

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For many, the pain of strep throat is debilitating, making eating, drinking, and even talking a source of unbearable pain. To kickstart your path to recovery, we’d recommend seeking medical attention – quickly. Not only will you be provided with effective pain relief and antibiotics to fight off the infection, but you’ll minimize the likelihood of developing complications. It’s a small time commitment, with huge rewards.

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