Strep throat is the most common throat infection and it is caused by the group A streptococcus bacteria. It is very common among the children of the age group between 5- 15 years. Not only children, but adults can also get infected by the carriers of strep throat. It gets spread from person- to- person when in contact with the nasal secretion or saliva. It commonly spreads among the family members.
The symptoms of infections by the carriers of strep throat are:
• Fever: it begins suddenly and is highest when it reaches the second day of infection.
• Red throat with white patches.
• Sore throat.
• General ill feeling.
• Loss of appetite.
• Difficulty in swallowing.
• Swollen lymph nodes.
Treatments for strep throat are:
• Intake of warm liquid helps in relaxing the swollen throat.
• Gargle with salty warm water.
• A humidifier can moist the dry throat and reduce the pain.
Spreading The Virus & Carriers of Strep Throat
The carriers of strep throat spreads mostly in the crowded place like nursing homes, offices, market place etc. One must maintain proper hygiene and keep the surroundings clean to avoid the carrier of strep throats. Wearing a face mask can also help in preventing oneself from such infections. Proper treatment should be done by consulting the doctors. The antibiotics can help cure such infections in 1-2 days.
Carriers of strep throat can infect the person and can spread at an alarming rate. The symptom of strep throat does not occur instantly. It takes a period of 2- 4 days to get into notice. One should take instant care and go to the doctor if he/ she notice such symptoms. It will not only help one get cured fast, but also prevent the bacteria to spread among the family members or the person one contacts with.