Strep Throat Appointments in Portland, ME
Get quick relief for strep throat with quality doctors and clinicians Portland, ME. Strep throat is an infection of the back of the throat including the tonsils. Common symptoms of strep throat include sore throat, fever, and red tonsils. Some patients experience headache, and nausea or vomiting. Strep throat is spread person to person by respiratory droplets.
Symptoms of strep throat typically begin 1 to 3 days after exposure and can last 7 to 10 days in total and is often diagnosed with a throat swab. Untreated strep may resolve itself over time, but prescription antibiotics can help shorten the duration and severity of infection.
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About strep throat
Strep throat is a bacterial infection caused by a bacteria known as Group A streptococcus. Strep throat is highly contagious, especially among children. Common symptoms of strep throat include:
- A sudden sore throat
- Pain when swallowing
- Red tonsils with white spots
- Swollen lymph glands
- Headache/ body aches
Strep throat does not cause a cough. A sore throat that is accompanied by coughing usually indicates a viral infection that is not strep throat.
If left untreated, strep throat can lead to problems such as kidney irritation or rheumatic fever. Talk to your doctor if you or your child is experiencing a sore throat accompanied by swollen lymph glands, a fever, or pain when swallowing. These are all indicators of the highly contagious strep bacteria.