How to Tell If You Have Strep Throat?

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Strep throat is a very common infection among both adults and children. But to treat it, you have to first identify whether what you have is strep throat or just a common sore throat caused by a flu. Here are some symptoms of strep throat for you to tell whether you have got a strep throat or not: Determine how severe your throat pain is. Severe throat pain is usually the first sign of strep throat. But you may still have strep throat even if your throat pain is just moderate. Try swallowing. If your throat is only moderately sore but becomes very painful when you swallow, you may have strep. Smell your breath. If you have bad breath, you may have strep throat. It is caused by the reproduction of streptococcus bacteria. Feel the lymph nodes in your neck. Lymph nodes can trap and destroy germs. The lymph nodes in your neck will usually be swollen and tender to the touch if you have strep throat. Check your tongue. People with strep throat often have a prickly coating of tiny red dots along their tongue, especially toward the back of the mouth. Most people compare this prickly coating to the outside of a strawberry. These red dots can either be bright red or dark red. Check the back of your throat. Many who suffer from strep throat develop petechiae, red spots on the soft or hard palate (on the roof of the mouth, near the back.)   Keywords: do get strep throat, do i have strep throat, do you catch strep throat, do you get strep throat, does strep throat start, tell if you have strep throat, do i have strep throat quiz.
I just found out that i have strep throat. I woke up memorial day morning with the worst sore throat. I went to the doctors the next day. They did a test for strep and doctor told me it was negative. So h e sent me home. My throat got hurting much worse and I started running a fever. Doctor was off on Wednesday and i was by now in tears from the pain. I was going to go to the hospital but decided to wait until next day to see my doctor again. I was driving to my appointment when my phone rang. It was my doctors office telling me that results from my strep test came back showing now that it was in fact steep throat. So he sent in prescription to pharmacy. I knew by the amount of pain I was in it had to be strep. It caused me to have a headache and my ear was starting to bother me. It hurt me just to swallow water. Ibuprophen help me deal with some of the pain. Just happy to be starting to feel better in just half a day.
That's so great!! Early treatment is the best.
I had strep throat and I could not tell I though it was just a cold but I looked up how to know if you have strep throat and after I looked up I had to go straight to the doctor witch I hate the doctor and they said it was a good thing I had came to see then before it got really bad.