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Strep throat (Group A, beta hemolytic, streptococcus pyogene, GAS) bacterial infection of the throat. Signs and symptoms of strep throat include headache, nausea, vomiting, sore throat, and fever. Strep throat symptoms vary from infants to adults. Strep throat is contagious and is generally passed from person-to-person. Home remedies and OTC medication can sooth the symptoms of strep throat, however, the only cure for strep throat are antibiotics. Untreated strep throat can lead to complications such as acute rheumatic fever, otitis media, toxic shock syndrome, abscesses of the back of the throat, PANDAS, and Glomerulonephritis.

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