Table of Contents
- Strep throat definition and facts
- What is strep throat, and what causes strep throat?
- What are the common signs and symptoms of strep throat?
- What are other signs and symptoms of strep throat?
- Are the signs and symptoms of strep throat in infants and toddlers?
- How is strep throat spread, and is it contagious?
- What tests diagnose strep throat?
- How is strep throat treated?
- What natural and home remedies help soothe strep throat pain?
- What over-the-counter (OTC) medication soothes strep throat pain?
- What antibiotics are prescribed to treat strep throat?
- What are potential complications of strep throat?
- How can I prevent contracting strep throat?
Are the signs and symptoms of strep throat in infants and toddlers?
The information above is seen in those most likely to have a strep throat infection, including older children and teenagers. However, other age groups may experience some different symptoms with a strep throat infection.
- Infants with strep throat more commonly have a thick nasal discharge, low grade fever (< 101 F [38.33 C]), reduction in appetite, and fussiness.
- Toddlers (children from one to three years of age) with strep throat may complain of a sore throat and a subsequent decrease in appetite, and swollen lymph nodes in the front of the neck beneath the mandible (lower jaw bone).
5/11Reviewed on 10/12/2016