Health Tip: Warning Signs That You Have Strep Throat

(HealthDay News) -- Strep throat is a nasty infection, dubbed "strep" because it's caused by streptococcus bacteria.

The American Academy of Family Physicians says common symptoms of strep throat include:

  • Having a fever.
  • Having swelling and pain in the glands that surround the neck.
  • Having swelling and redness of the tonsils.
  • Having visible white patches on the tonsils or in the throat.
  • Having a headache.
  • In children, having a rash or pain in the belly, or vomiting.

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