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Is There a Fever With Strep Throat Symptoms

There is not just one sign or symptom that absolutely signals a strep throat infection. Therefore, healthcare providers look for several clues to diagnose a strep infection. For example, does the person have a sore throat that began suddenly and a fever? With strep throat, symptoms can vary; however, people who have this throat infection usually have at least two out of four of these signs or symptoms:
  • A red and painful throat that begins suddenly
  • A fever above 101ºF (38.3ºC)
  • Red and enlarged tonsils -- there may also be white patches of pus on the tonsils or in the throat
  • Tender or swollen lymph glands in the neck.
The symptoms of strep throat usually improve within two to five days. If a person has a sore throat for more than a week, it is typically not the result of strep throat.
(Click Strep Throat Symptoms for more information on common symptoms of strep throat, such as a fever and white patches of pus on the tonsils. This article outlines other specific symptoms of this throat infection and explains why treatment for these symptoms is important.)
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