How can I test for strep throat at home?


It is not recommended to test for strep throat at home as a definitive diagnosis can only be made by a medical professional through a throat culture or rapid antigen test. However, there are some signs and symptoms that can indicate the presence of strep throat, including:

  1. Sudden onset of sore throat
  2. Difficulty swallowing
  3. Red and swollen tonsils
  4. White patches or pus on the tonsils
  5. Swollen lymph nodes in the neck
  6. Fever

If you are experiencing these symptoms, it is important to see a healthcare provider for an accurate diagnosis and appropriate treatment. Strep throat is a bacterial infection and typically requires antibiotics for treatment. Without proper treatment, strep throat can lead to more serious complications.

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