Strep throat is a bacterial infection that affects the throat and tonsils. The symptoms of strep throat can vary, but common signs and symptoms include:
- Sore throat
- Difficulty swallowing
- Swollen and tender lymph nodes in the neck
- Red and swollen tonsils, sometimes with white patches or streaks of pus
- Stomach ache
- Nausea and vomiting
If you are experiencing these symptoms, it is important to see a healthcare provider for a proper diagnosis. Your healthcare provider may perform a rapid strep test or a throat culture to confirm the diagnosis. If the test is positive, your healthcare provider will prescribe antibiotics to treat the infection.