(HealthDay News) -- Strep throat is a contagious infection caused by streptococcal bacteria. Your doctor will prescribe an antibiotic, which you must finish to make sure the infection is killed completely.
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The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention mentions these symptoms of strep:
- A very sore throat that starts suddenly and hurts when you swallow.
- A sore throat accompanied by fever.
- Swollen, red tonsils, which may have steaks of pus, or white patches.
- Small red dots on the roof of the mouth.
- Swollen lymph nodes in the front of the neck.
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