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5 Weird Facts about Strep Throat

Updated: Sep 28, 2023


  1. Strep can lead to a rash called Scarlet Fever. It sounds scarier than strep, but it's not.

  2. Sometimes, children present with belly pain and nausea... Not your typical sore throat.

  3. Children can develop perianal strep, an infectious rash of the perineum caused by Group A Strep.

  4. Strep can lead to kidney disease and heart damage if left untreated.

  5. Strep will unlikely survive on your toothbrush, but it's a good habit to get a new toothbrush after every illness.

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