Difficulty swallowing </li></li></ul><li>Diagnosis<br /><ul><li>Throat Culture- the doctor will take a swab and wipe the back of the throat, this swab is then cultured to test for the presence of bacteria. The test results could take 2 days.
Rapid Antigen Test- This test is performed the same way, however the test results can come back in a matter of minutes. This test detects whether or not there are any foreign substances in the throat. </li></li></ul><li>Pathophysiology<br /><ul><li>Strep Throat is considered an acute illness
Strep throat is a bacterial infection in the throat and the tonsils. The throat gets irritated and inflamed, causing a sudden, severe sore throat.</li></li></ul><li>Prevention<br /><ul><li>Strep throat can be prevented by doing simple things like…
Strep Throat is not a terminal disease, however, it can be prevention</li></li></ul><li>Treatment<br /><ul><li>Penicillin or amoxicillin is most traditionally prescribed when a strep test is positive
Penicillin is usually given in the form of injection when the patient suffers from difficulty of swallowing or vomiting
Amoxicillin is given to young children in the form of liquid or chewable tablets because it tastes better and does not require a needle
Even though symptoms may go away in a few day, antibiotics should be taken for the full course of treatment, which is usually about ten days</li>
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