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Symptoms of Strep Throat in a Child

Because there is not one particular sign or symptom that specifically points to strep throat, a healthcare provider will ask about several possible symptoms. The challenge in diagnosing strep throat in children and infants is that, in many cases, they don't have the classic symptoms of strep throat. Instead, they tend to have more uncharacteristic symptoms.
 
For example, infants younger than one year of age may have:
 
  • Low-grade fever -- less than or equal to 101ºF (38.3ºC)
  • Decreased appetite
  • Fussiness.
     
Symptoms of strep throat in children younger than three years old may include:
 
  • Low-grade fever -- less than or equal to 101ºF (38.3ºC)
  • Nasal congestion
  • Nasal discharge
  • Tender or swollen lymph glands in the neck.
     
(For more in-depth information on strep throat symptoms in children, click Strep Throat in Children. This article discusses common and rare symptoms of this infection, as well as possible treatment options.)
 
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