People suffering from throat infections have severe pain while swallowing food, liquid or solid, sometimes pain in the ear, and some suffer from fever, headache, and stomach upset. Bacteria cause strep throat infection. Strep throat is highly contagious that spreads through airborne droplets. A strep throat has symptoms of white patches on or on the back of the throat. These symptoms are shown through the tests from outward examination. The symptoms are
- Muffled voice
- Pain with scratchy sensation
- Difficulty in swallowing and while talking
- Swollen glands in the jaw or neck
- Swollen red tonsils.
The infection causes fever, cough, running nose, sneezing, body aches, headache, and vomiting. Strep throat is very common in children as their immune system is weak, and they tend to get infections very easily, especially during winters. This bacteria flourishes wherever groups of people are in close contact.
Viruses mostly cause sore throats. Strep throat and sore throat are similar with different symptoms. A sore throat has the symptoms of no cough or cold but a running nose with congestions and swollen lymph nodes. Sore throat is transmitted by germs that remain on the hands, surfaces, and in the air for hours or days, depending on the contagious virus or contagious bacteria. It becomes non-contagious within 24 hours of the antibiotic being used. Few sore throats caused by allergies and environmental factors are not contagious.
The internal symptoms are throat pain while swallowing, red and swollen tonsils, white patches with streaks of pus, tiny red spots on the roof at the back of the mouth, and swollen tender lymph nodes in the neck. The external symptoms are fever, headache, rash, vomiting, and body pains. The symptoms are shown in adults when the infection is chronic high fever, joint pains, difficulty swallowing, breathing, and even opening the mouth, rash, swelling in the face or neck, and a lump in the neck.