What Happens When You Get Strep Throat?



Strep throat is a common bacterial infection that’s often mistaken for a simple sore throat. To fight against this infection and prevent it from spreading to your friends and loved ones, it’s important to be as knowledgeable about strep throat as possible.

If you’ve ever wondered what would happen if you or a loved one gets infected, here’s a timeline:

  • 2-5 Days:
    Symptoms of strep throat appear, such as:
    • Fever
    • Swollen lymph nodes
    • Red spots at the back of your throat
    • Red or swollen tonsils
  • 7 Days:
    Strep throat usually goes away with or without treatment
  • 2-3 Weeks:
    Length of time you’ll continue to be contagious even if symptoms go away if you do not take antibiotics

‘Wag kalimutan na nakakahawa ang strep throat at mas malaki ang chances for complications if you do not take antibiotics to treat it. So don’t leave it to chance! Magpatingin agad if you think you have any strep throat symptoms.