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

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Treatments taken by people for strep throat

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

(Penicillin VK)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
14
Tried for
strep throat (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Amoxil)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
23
Tried for
strep throat (1)

Data from patients with strep throat, who have ever reported treatments, ordered by their reporting frequency during 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)

(Penicillin VK)
Perceived effectiveness
for strep throat (1 evaluation)
Side effects
diarrhea
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
strep throat (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Amoxil)
Perceived effectiveness
for strep throat (1 evaluation)
Side effects
diarrhea
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
strep throat (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with strep throat, who have ever reported treatments, ordered by their reporting frequency during the last 5 years.
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Who has strep throat on PatientsLikeMe?

  • 0 new patients joined this month
  • 29 say strep throat is their primary condition

Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 2
20s 11
30s 30
40s 23
50s 20
60s 13
70+ 2

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 21
Female 78

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