Strep Throat Directory
Strep throat is a common and contagious infection caused by Group A streptococcus bacteria. Strep throat may affect anyone, but it is especially common among children. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about how strep throat develops, what it looks like, complications, how to treat it, and much more.
What Are the Symptoms for Strep Throat?
Strep throat is easily confused with other causes of sore throats. How can you tell if it’s strep? You look at the symptoms.
Is Strep Throat Contagious?
Can you catch strep throat? Learn how this infection passes from person to person.
Strep Throat: Symptoms, Causes, Diagnosis, and Treatment
Strep throat can leave you feeling sore and scratchy. Learn what causes this infection and how to tell strep from other sore throat causes.
What Are the Treatments for Strep Throat?
Strep throat is caused by bacteria, which means you or your child have antibiotics you can take to treat it. And there are things you can do at home to feel better, too.