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How do i know if my baby has strep throat?

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Dr. Lisa Roberts
Pediatrics 23 years experience
Fever, poor appetite: It is very unusual for an infant to get strep throat. However an older child or family member in close contact with your baby has it, it is possible. In most cases, babies with strep throat are very fussy due to the pain, may have a high fever, and decreased appetite. Every now and then babies can have vomiting and rash from strep throat. It is best to contact your doctor if you are concerned.
Dr. Anna Meyer
Pediatric ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 19 years experience
Throat swab: To confirm strep throat, they need to have a throat swab by a doctor. A sore throat without other symptoms is not likely to be strep. High fever (above 101.5 f), swollen lymph nodes in the neck, and pus on the tonsils are more likely to be strep.

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Can my baby catch strep throat?

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Dr. Roy Benaroch
Pediatrics 27 years experience
No: It is very unusual for children less than 2 years to catch strep throat-- not impossible, but unlikely.

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