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Sore throat vs. strep throat (infographic)

July 25, 2017

A sore throat is often the first indication that a cold is on its way. But how do you know if it’s something worse? Strep throat, a bacterial infection caused by streptococcal bacteria, can also make your throat sore — but ignoring it could lead to more serious conditions. We asked Dr. James Lin, a board-certified internal medicine doctor with Sharp Rees-Stealy, to weigh in on the differences.

Sore throat vs. strep throat infographic

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