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Strep Throat Contagious Sore Throat Swollen Lymph NodesStrep Throat is a contagious infection of the throat and tonsils. Caused by a bacteria, it spreads easily, requires a medical diagnosis and often uses lab tests, with results while you wait, to confirm. With evaluation and treatment, strep is short-term and usually resolves within a few days to a few weeks. 

Symptoms of Strep Throat

  • Sore throat
  • Fever
  • Swollen lymph nodes in the neck

Medical attention is important to reduce complications. Oral antibiotics are commonly used as well as other over-the-counter medicines to ease pain and fever. 

How it Spreads

  • Airborne respiratory droplets (coughs and sneezes)
  • Saliva (kissing, shared food or drinks)

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