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1. What is strep throat?
Strep throat is a throat infection that is caused by the bacterial agent streptococcus pyogenes. It is a communicable infection and is characterised by soreness and itching of throat.
2. What are the early symptoms of strep throat?
The early symptom of strep throat is throat pain, which gets worse with swallowing. Other indications include red and swollen tonsils along with fever, headache body ache and painful lymph nodes in the neck.
3. Can strep throat get cured by itself?
Yes, strep throat is cured on its own by body’s defence mechanism in about three to seven days with or without antibiotics.
4. How long does strep throat infection last?
In case of strep throat, the infection lasts for about ten days. Medications provide faster relief from the symptoms without any complications.
5. What are the causes of strep throat?
Strep throat is mainly caused by streptococcus pyogenes. It is a communicable disease that spreads through coughing, sneezing or kissing.