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What does strep throat feel like for a teen?

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For anyone, strep throat feels like a really bad sore throat. Your teen may notice that her tonsils are inflamed. She may also see yellow or white patches at the back of her throat. Strep often causes a fever.

SOURCES:

Medscape: "Infectious Mononucleosis;" Preventing and Treating Cold Sores;" "Pediatrics, Pharyngitis;" and "Tinea Pedis."

CDC: "Epstein-Barr virus and Mononucleosis."

Ebell, M. , October 2004. American Family Physician

American Academy of Family Physicians: "Herpes Virus: Cold Sores" and "Strep Throat."

American Academy of Dermatology: "Herpes Simplex" and "Men's Skin Care."

Kaiser Permanente: "Athlete's Foot and Toenail Fungus."

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on February 20, 2018

SOURCES:

Medscape: "Infectious Mononucleosis;" Preventing and Treating Cold Sores;" "Pediatrics, Pharyngitis;" and "Tinea Pedis."

CDC: "Epstein-Barr virus and Mononucleosis."

Ebell, M. , October 2004. American Family Physician

American Academy of Family Physicians: "Herpes Virus: Cold Sores" and "Strep Throat."

American Academy of Dermatology: "Herpes Simplex" and "Men's Skin Care."

Kaiser Permanente: "Athlete's Foot and Toenail Fungus."

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on February 20, 2018

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