12015Feb
5 Important Things You Might Not Know About Strep Throat

5 Important Things You Might Not Know About Strep Throat

By Claire McCarthy at Boston Children’s Hospital On the Richter Scale of childhood illness, strep throat ranks pretty low, but its little tremors can wreak a fair bit of havoc on the day-to-day lives of parents and children. It’s also one of those illnesses that’s so common that people often think they know everything there…

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182014Jul
Strep Throat

Strep Throat

Signs and symptoms may include: Sore throat and enlarged tonsils (pus and redness not essential) Swollen lymph nodes Fever, muscle, body, or joint aches Headache Belly ache, nausea, or vomiting Pinpoint rash Nasal congestion Treatment: Antibiotics will shorten the course of the illness and minimize its spread to others. Medication MUST be taken for the entire…

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