Strep throat infection
There are other things that can happen with strep throat. Scarlet fever is the best known: it is a combination of strep throat with a rash, usually on the abdomen and spread from there to the trunk, which consists of fine red bumps with paper-like consistency. The most important complications of strep throat, which usually do not occur unless the infection is left untreated for a long time, especially.
How to Diagnose Strep Throat?
The patient’s throat is swabbed for culture or a rapid strep test (5-15 min), which can be done in the doctor’s office. Some tests of rapid tests for the presence of antibodies against bacteria. If the rapid test is negative, a culture of monitoring (which takes 24 to 48 hours) can be achieved only if all or most of the symptoms of strep throat are present.
Symptoms of strep throat include:
Red and white patches in throat
swollen or enlarged lymph nodes) in the neck
red and enlarged tonsils
pain in lower abdomen
general discomfort, uneasiness or ill feeling
loss of appetite and nausea
Care and Treatment of Strep Throat
Strep throat will go away in 3 to 7 days with or without treatment. Doctors usually treat strep throat with antibiotics even though they can not make you much faster. Antibiotics shorten the time you are able to spread the disease to others (are contagious) and reduce the risk of spreading infection to other parts of your body. Your doctor may give your child or an antibiotic. Antibiotics kill bacteria, allowing strep throat disappear a little faster. It can also prevent some rare but serious condition that people with strep throat might get. It is important to take all the medications your doctor gives you.
How to Prevent Strep Throat?
To prevent your sick child from spreading to other streptococcal infections in your home, keep your cooking utensils, dishes, glasses and distinct from those that everyone uses. Wash them in hot soapy water after each use. Also, make sure your child does not share food, drinks, towels, handkerchiefs, napkins or other family members.
Make sure your child covers his mouth and nose during a sneeze or a cough to prevent passing infectious fluid droplets to someone else. And that’s a good idea to take the toothbrush for your child after antibiotic treatment was started, and your child’s illness is not contagious.