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Question by  countessta (26)

What are some complications of strep throat?

My son has strep throat and I want to know what to look out for.


Answer by  DebH2010 (291)

Strep throat often causes high fevers, sore throat and painful swallowing. If any changes in breathing occur, please seek medical help immediately. Strep throat can be very contagious and covering of the mouth during coughing is essential. Have all family members practice strict handwashing.


Answer by  GLM68 (62)

some complications include mastoiditis, peritonsillar abscess, rheumatic fever, glomerulonephritis, and scarlet fever. All of these are very rare. You more than likely have nothing to worry about. If you do notice a symptom that concerns you it never hurts to call the doctors office. I am sure they would be happy to help.


Answer by  Iamstrong (659)

Untreated case of strep throat may well lead to tonsillitis or inflammation around the tonsils, rheumatic fever (lead to heart issues), Scarlet fever (denoted by rash), ear infection, sinus infection and inflammation of the kidney and/or arthritis. Strep throat is treated with antibiotics and generally complications do not occur if patient using medication as prescribed.


Answer by  DrMom (854)

A treated strep infection rarely has complications. Untreated or inadequately treated strep throat can lead to recurrent infections with the concern that the bacteria will not respond to the best antibiotics. Untreated strep can lead to rheumatic fever, heart damage, kidney disease or skin infections.


Answer by  Milette (1105)

Complications of strep throat include ear infections, sinusitis, mastoiditis, peritonsillar abscess (collection of infected material in area around tonsils), rheumatic fever, glomerulonephritis (inflammation of the internal kidney structures) and scarlet fever.


Answer by  Me30mike (58)

Strep throat can lead to many issues if not properly taken car of. Some illnesses that may occur are tonsilitis, Sinus infection, Ear infection, Scarlet fever, Inflamation of the kidney, and rheumatic fever.

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