Strep Throat | Symptoms


What are the symptoms of strep throat?

The symptoms of strep throat include the following:

  • Sore throat
  • Fever
  • Swollen, sore neck glands
  • Red and swollen tonsils
  • White patches in the throat or on the tonsils
  • Headache

In addition to the symptoms listed above, children may also have the following symptoms:

  • Abdominal pain
  • Vomiting
  • Red rash with small spots that is worse under the arms and in skin creases


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