Do You Have ‘Just’ a Sore Throat — Or Is It Strep? (Infographic)

How to tell the difference

Do You Have a Sore Throat – Or Is It Strep? Here's How to Tell

Sore throats are not only a pain. They can be caused by many different factors.

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That means it’s sometimes confusing whether that hurt is simply a sore throat caused by a cold or strep throat. In this infographic, Cleveland Clinic’s family medicine expert Daniel Allan, MD, explains how your doctor can spot strep based on a defined set of characteristics.

Do You Have a Sore Throat – Or Is It Strep? Here's How to Tell

Do You Have a Sore Throat – Or Is It Strep? Here’s How to Tell