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Can strep throat cause infections in other areas?

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The bacteria that create strep throat can spread to other parts of your body if antibiotics don’t kill them. This can cause infections in places near your throat, including your:

  • Middle ear
  • Sinuses
  • Tonsils

SOURCES:

Mayo Clinic: “Strep throat: Symptoms and causes,” “Strep throat: Treatment,” “Cellulitis.”

University of Michigan: “Strep Throat Complications.”

Medscape: “Group A Streptococcal Infections.”

Cleveland Clinic: “Group A Streptococcal Infections.”

Reviewed by Louise Chang on September 09, 2018

SOURCES:

Mayo Clinic: “Strep throat: Symptoms and causes,” “Strep throat: Treatment,” “Cellulitis.”

University of Michigan: “Strep Throat Complications.”

Medscape: “Group A Streptococcal Infections.”

Cleveland Clinic: “Group A Streptococcal Infections.”

Reviewed by Louise Chang on September 09, 2018

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