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Everything You Need To Know About Strep Throat
Everything You Need To Know About Strep Throat
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Strep throat is a type of bacterial infection that causes swelling and pain in the threat. According to studies, group A streptococcus bacteria are the main factors. In most cases, children have this problem. However, it can affect people of any age. A strep throat infection can be spread from person to person through coughing or sneezing. According to experts, Streptococcus bacteria are found in the nose and throat and can spread through contact with an infected person. Its serious effects can be reduced by timely treatment If left untreated, strep throat can lead to a variety of other problems, such as kidney inflammation or rheumatic fever. Rheumatic fever can also cause joint pain and swelling.

If you have a problem with strep throat, then you should contact the doctor immediately. By doing this you can protect other family members from this infection. In this article, we will get to know about the symptoms, causes, and treatment of strep throat.

Symptoms of Strep Throat

The severity of strep throat can vary from person to person. Some people experience mild symptoms such as a sore throat. At the same time, some people may also have severe symptoms like fever and difficulty in swallowing. However, normally neck pain begins as well as infections of the throat.

  • Fever of 101 Fahrenheit or higher

  • Red and swollen tonsils

  • White patch in throat

  • Small red spots on the palate

  • Loss of appetite

  • Stomach ache

  • Headache

  • Nausea or vomiting

  • Rash

These symptoms usually begin within five days of exposure to the siren bacteria. It is also possible that you are experiencing some of the above symptoms but not strep throat. It can be due to some other disease or viral infection. In this situation, the doctor may specifically test for strep throat

Causes of Strep Throat

Strep throat is caused by bacteria called Streptococcus pyogenes or Group A streptococcus (also known as group A strep or GAS). There is a risk of developing a strep throat infection if you touch your eyes, nose, or mouth after coming into contact with these bacteria. Apart from coughing and sneering of an infected person, you are also at risk of getting infected if you share food with that person. Apart from this, if these bacteria are present on an object and you touch your eyes, nose, or mouth after touching that object, then you can also get an infection. Streptococcal bacteria are highly contagious. Through droplets, it can reach other nearby objects.

Complications of Strep Throat

Strep throat is not dangerous, but it can lead to serious complications in some people. It is usually treated through antibiotics. As mentioned in the above lines, strep bacteria can spread rapidly, so there is a risk of infecting many pads of the body.

  • Tonsils

  • Sinus

  • Skin

  • Blood

  • Middle ear

Pediatric doctor in Abu Dhabi

Adam and Eve Specialized Medical Centre’s pediatric doctors provide treatment for strep throat. You can treat the condition at home but you can visit the doctor if symptoms persist. Book an appointment now with our pediatric doctor today.