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Is there a difference between strep throat and losing your voice?
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Dr. Tim Conrad
Ophthalmology
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Strep throat is an infection by the streptococcus bacteria of the pharynx of the throat.
Losing your voice (laryngitis) is an inflammation of the larynx of the throat that is usually due to a virus. With strept throat, there is painful swallowing and often fever. With laryngitis, the throat is not very sore and there is no fever.

In brief: This...
Strep throat is an infection by the streptococcus bacteria of the pharynx of the throat.
Losing your voice (laryngitis) is an inflammation of the larynx of the throat that is usually due to a virus. With strept throat, there is painful swallowing and often fever. With laryngitis, the throat is not very sore and there is no fever.
Dr. Tim Conrad
Dr. Tim Conrad
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In brief: Yes.
Strep usually affects the upper throat; vocal cords are lower, and people who lose voice with strep usually have an abscess in their neck from the strep infection - or laryngitis, which is a different (viral) infection altogether.

In brief: Yes.
Strep usually affects the upper throat; vocal cords are lower, and people who lose voice with strep usually have an abscess in their neck from the strep infection - or laryngitis, which is a different (viral) infection altogether.
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
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