Strep Throat, also known as Streptococcal Pharyngitis or Streptococcal Sore Throat is a term for a tender, scratchy or a painful sore throat that is caused by Streptococcus pyogenes bacteria, as opposed to being caused by viral infection.
What are the symptoms of Strep Throat?
Strep Throat is very contagious, passed by sneezing/coughing or droplets of moisture on hands.
Always seek medical attention if you have a high temperature that does not decrease after taking medication or if your symptoms persist. If you are experiencing severe pain, slurred speech, are drooling, cannot drink enough fluids due to swallowing difficulties or your voice is muffled, it is important to seek urgent medical attention at out of hour’s services or the Accident and Emergency department as persistent symptoms may indicate other illnesses.