Does Your Child Have Strep Throat? 11 Symptoms of Strep to Look For! by Dr. Josephine Dlugopolski - Gach

Kids' Health
7 years ago

Does Your Child Have Strep Throat? 11 Symptoms  of Strep to Look For!

Wonder if your child has strep? Typical symptoms of strep throat in school age children are:

  • fever
  • headache
  • sore throat
  • abdominal pain
  • nausea
  • vomiting
  • poor appetite

They also might have:

  • enlarged tonsils with white spots
  • redness of the roof of the mouth
  • enlarged lymph nodes in the front of the neck
  • a sandpaper-like rash

Children rarely have all of these symptoms, so talk to your doctor if you fear your child may have strep. 

Elisa Schmitz
Ugh, tis the season for strep, and all kind of yuck. Thanks for the heads up, Dr. Josephine Dlugopolski - Gach!
Christine Jones
Such a great reminder of what to look for Dr. Josephine Dlugopolski - Gach ! 2 of my 3 kids had it last year and it was awful!
Nancy Jhon
According to Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), strep throat is a most common reason for sore throat in children, but it is less common in adults. Although people of all ages are susceptible to strep throat, children between the ages of 5 to 15 years are most affected. That is why crowded places like schools are the one of the major places from where strep throat spreads. Strep throat is so common in children that 6 out of 20 children suffering from a sore throat have strep throat. In adults the ratio is just 1 to 3 persons per 20 persons. The symptoms of strep throat in children include: Sore throat, Yellow patches in the throat, Chills and fever, Abdominal pain, Vomiting, Headaches, Stiffness, Loss of appetite, Difficulty in swallowing, Nasal congestion and “Strawberry tongue” – which is characterized by red and inflamed taste buds. Some of the symptoms of strep throat in adults are similar to those in children. They include: Sore throat, Fever, Muscle pain, Nausea, Vomiting, Runny nose, Sneezing, Coughing, Swollen lymph nodes and sometimes a skin rash.

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