Sore throats can be annoying and a bit confusing.
As part of patient education, consider sharing details about how to differentiate a sore throat from one that’s infected with Group A bacterial streptococcus.
Cleveland Clinic’s infographic breaks down the two, noting the cause, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of each.
One interesting point is that if a person is coughing, it’s typically not strep.
Other signs of sore throats include:
- Scratchy throat
- Difficulty swallowing
See the full infographic.