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What is strep throat? Symptoms, is it contagious and how to treat the condition?

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If you’re getting through cough mixture and throat sweets like they’re going out of fashion, you might have a common cold or a standard sinus infection.

However, there’s also a chance you might have strep throat, a condition which causes 15-40% of sore throats in children and 5-15% in adults.

It’s important to know the difference between strep throat and other issues as, although it’s unlikely, there can be further complications if left untreated for too long.