STREP throat is a bacterial infection that often cause sore throat. There are other causes of sore throat so it is important we distinguish these causes for adequate treatment.
Strep Throat Criteria:
Our Treatment: Amoxicillin, Augmentin or Azithromycin.
If you want to know for sure which one you have, look into a mirror and say, “AHH.” What you are looking for is redness and white spots in the back of the throat. This is a big difference between the flu and strep throat.
Cough and runny nose are NOT commonly related to STREP throat. However, it is possible to have a strep throat infection along with the flu.