The symptoms of strep throat include:
Sore throat that comes on rapidly
Fever, sometimes greater than 102 degrees Fahrenheit
A raw, red appearance to the back of the throat
White pus on tonsils
Tender, high lymph nodes in neck
Absence of a cough, stuffy nose, or other upper-respiratory symptoms
Although by definition strep throat is caused by the Streptococcus pyogenes bacteria,...