Streptococcal pharyngitis, or more commonly “strep throat,” is an infection that affects the tonsils as well as the larynx. This is most common in children aged 5 though 15 but it can affect any age.
One of its main symptoms is a sore throat. However, not all sore throats are strep throat. Other symptoms include swollen tonsils, swollen lymph nodes, and fever. If someone experiences any of these symptoms, they should consult a doctor and receive a throat culture or rapid antigen test.
Typically, strep throat is cured with Antibiotics. Pain relievers can be used to alleviate symptoms.
If you do happen to experience symptoms for strep throat, visit AFC Natick where we can test and treat you for strep throat or any illness you may have. Visit us at 945 Worcester St in Natick or call us at 508-650-6208