Strep Throat

By: Olivia, Lilly, Danny, Asheton, Skylar

What is strep throat?

Strep throat is a bacterial throat infection marked by swelling and extreme soreness of the back of the throat, or pharynx.

Some Symptoms

Some symptoms are sudden fever, sore throat, headache, chills, loss of appetite swollen lymph nodes in the necks, trouble swallowing.

Is strep throat contagious?

Yes. Your child should stay home from school for 24 hours after starting antibiotics.

Some Treatments

Some treatments of Strep Throat is penicillin and amoxiillin. Some symptom relievers are ibuprofen and amoxicillin.

How to get it

The bacteria that cause strep throat tend to hang out in the nose and throat, so sneezing, coughing, or shaking hands can easily spread the strep infection from one person to another.

Will it go away on it own

that strep throat will go away on its own with or without treatment in 3-7 days.

What Can I Do to Feel Better?

Drink lots of cool liquids, such as water or ginger ale, especially if you have a fever, since you'll feel worse if you become dehydrated. Stay away from orange juice, lemonade, and other acidic drinks because they can sting your throat. Frozen foods such as ice cream or popsicles can help to numb throat soreness. Warm liquids like soups, tea with honey, or hot chocolate also can be soothing.

Sources

"How to Kick Strep Throat Faster and Better Without Antibiotics." The Healthy Home Economist. 17 Oct. 2013. Web. 9 Dec. 2015.


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