Strep Throat | Questions to Ask Your Doctor

  • If I have a sore throat and a fever, should I go to the doctor?
  • How long will it be before my test results come back?
  • What kind of antibiotic should I take?
  • What should I do to make my child more comfortable while he/she has strep throat?
  • My child seems to get strep throat a lot. Could this be a problem with his/her tonsils?
  • Should I stay away from my family members while I have strep throat?


Management of Group A Beta-Hemolytic Streptococcal Pharyngitis by CS Hayes, MD, MHA; H Williamson, Jr, MD, MSPH (American Family Physician April 15, 2001,

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Reviewed/Updated: 05/14
Created: 09/00