Do You Have ‘Just’ a Sore Throat — Or Is It Strep?
Your throat hurts. That much is clear. But is it an ordinary sore throat or strep throat? Cleveland Clinic’s Daniel Allan, MD, explains how to tell the difference.
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.