Strep throat

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What is strep throat?

Streptococcal Pharyngitis (strep throat) is an infection caused by Group A Streptococcus bacteria. It is the most common bacterial infection of the throat. Symptoms include white patches in the back of the throat, fever, chills, and difficulty swallowing.

Common symptoms reported by people with strep throat

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with strep throat

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Wellbutrin XL)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
5
Tried for
depressed mood (4) fatigue (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Penicillin VK)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
4
Tried for
strep throat (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
4
Tried for
pain (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Zithromax)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
strep throat (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Flexeril)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
pain (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Zoloft)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
depressed mood (3) anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Augmentin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
strep throat (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Celebrex)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Norco)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
pain (2)

Data from patients with strep throat, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with strep throat

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Wellbutrin XL)
Perceived effectiveness
for fatigue (1 evaluation)
Side effects
excessive sweating
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
depressed mood (4) fatigue (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Penicillin VK)
Perceived effectiveness
for strep throat (1 evaluation)
Side effects
diarrhea
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
strep throat (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (2 evaluations)
Side effects
chronic constipation constipation 2 more
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
pain (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Zithromax)
Perceived effectiveness
for strep throat (1 evaluation)
Side effects
nausea
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
strep throat (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Flexeril)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (9 evaluations)
Side effects
constipation drowsiness 7 more
Total evaluations
9
Tried for
pain (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Zoloft)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
diarrhea nausea 1 more
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
depressed mood (3) anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Augmentin)
Perceived effectiveness
for strep throat (4 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
4
Tried for
strep throat (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Celebrex)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
abdominal pain indigestion
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (3 evaluations)
Side effects
anxious mood drowsiness 2 more
Total evaluations
5
Tried for
pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Norco)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pain (2)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with strep throat, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has strep throat on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 3
20s 11
30s 18
40s 21
50s 18
60s 9
70+ 1
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 10
20-29 years 3
30-39 years 3
40-49 years 4
50-59 years 1
60-69 years 0
70+ years 0

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 16
Female 63

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 22
Not Diagnosed 6

These charts show data from strep throat patients who have completed their condition history
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