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How are strep throat and losing your voice distinguished from each other?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
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In brief: Location/germ

Losing your voice involves swelling of the vocal cords which is common to some viral illnesses and overuse.
Strep throat is caused by a bacteria and typically involves all the rear aspects of the throat from the soft palate, tonsils & surrounding tissues but usually leaves the vocal cords alone.

In brief: Location/germ

Losing your voice involves swelling of the vocal cords which is common to some viral illnesses and overuse.
Strep throat is caused by a bacteria and typically involves all the rear aspects of the throat from the soft palate, tonsils & surrounding tissues but usually leaves the vocal cords alone.
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