The past year has seen an increase in severe cases of strep throat, causing concern among doctors. The symptoms of strep throat, including fever, difficulty swallowing, and worsening throat pain, are often mistaken for other illnesses like Covid-19 or allergies. Although strep throat can be treated with antibiotics, it can lead to serious complications if left untreated. Patients are advised to get tested for strep throat if they experience these symptoms and seek medical attention if they are unable to swallow or breathe. Strep throat can be prevented by practicing good hygiene habits and avoiding close contact with infected individuals.
Today: December 10, 2023