Unfortunately, strep is back. Common symptoms of strep throat in children and adults include:
- Severe and sudden sore throat without coughing, sneezing, or other cold symptoms.
- Pain or difficulty with swallowing.
- Fever over 101°F (38.3°C). Lower fevers may point to a viral infection and not strep.
- Swollen lymph nodes in the neck.
- White or yellow spots or coating on the throat and tonsils.
- Bright red throat or dark red spots on the roof of the mouth at the back near the throat.
- Swollen tonsils, although this symptom may also be caused by a viral infection
- Headache and stomachache with or without vomiting
The only way to determine if your child has Strep throat is to get a Strep Culture. Please remember, Strep can be a serious infection which can attack your Kidneys, Brain, Heart, and other parts of your body. With this being said, always medically rule out to be sure your child is not carrying strep.