CareNow clinics in North Dallas, Frisco, Lake Worth, Plano, Mesquite, Arlington and Keller all report lots of cases of strep throat.
Strep is a highly contagious bacterial infection spread usually by coughing or sneezing.
- Sudden, severe sore throat
- Pain, when swallowing
- Fever over 101
- Swollen tonsils or neck lymph nodes
- White or yellow spots on the back of the throat
Many people do not realize that strep usually goes away on its own in 7 to10 days, without treatment.
Doctors will prescribe antibiotics because they decrease the risk of complications and they may shorten the time a strep patient is infectious to others not because antibiotics will make the patient recover faster.