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Strep throat is caused by a streptococcus and accompanied with rash and other symptoms caused by toxins, which the bacteria streptococcus pyogenes produces.
It occurs especially in children less than 15 years of age and often even in smaller epidemics in school groups.

Strep throat

Symptoms and treatment of strep throat are the same as in the case of a common tonsillitis and the strep rash occurs shortly after the symptoms of tonsillitis. Strep throat is relatively rare in children younger than 3 months and older than 3 years of age; however, it cannot be entirely excluded. 

The first choice is penicillin, which streptococcus pyogenes is usually very sensitive to, so strep throat has not been a threat for a long time. Unfortunately, this situation is not over, as streptococcus pyogenes is among the bacteria, which have been increasing their resistance to antibiotics in recent decades. The consequence is a rising percentage of not entirely cured strep throats, which are seemingly cured, but in reality the streptococcus survives and strep throat returns as soon as it has a chance.

The solution of these recurring acute or chronic strep throats may then be a removal of tonsils, or tonsillectomy, which used to be common in the last century, but modern medicine tries to avoid it, as there have been more and more arguments for the usefulness of tonsils. An alternative is a non-antibiotic treatment, such as by Streptokill, which streptococcus is very sensitive to. A treatment without antibiotics also reinforces the immune system, which is the basic precondition necessary to escape from the vicious circle of recurring tonsillitis.

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