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Strep - Symptoms & Treatments
« on: February 18, 2013, 08:11:13 AM »
Strep throat(streptococcal pharyngitis) is a bacterial infection of throat that is most common in children between age 5 and 15. It is very contagious, spread by person to person contact with saliva or nasal secretions.
Symptoms:
It may be both mild and severe.
► Fever, begins with slightly fever and become highest on day 2-3. Followed by chills.
► Difficulty and pain in swallowing
► Red throat, with white patches.
► Headache
► Nausea, appetite loss, vomiting
► Swollen lymph in the neck
► Rash. Some can lead to a scarlet fever-like rash. It is an allergic reaction to the bacterial toxins.

Consult your pediatrician to have a specific test of strep throat.


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Re: Strep - Symptoms & Treatments
« Reply #1 on: February 18, 2013, 08:11:57 AM »
What are the treatments??

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Re: Strep - Symptoms & Treatments
« Reply #2 on: February 18, 2013, 08:17:06 AM »
Strep throat treatment:
This can be treated by giving antibiotics such as Amoxicillin,cefadroxil, Azythromycin and pencillin for severe cases.
And for fever,paracetamol/Ibuprofen syrup
Give warm drink and soft foods such as porridge