Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

Pharyngitis Bacterial Overview

Another name for Pharyngitis Bacterial is Bacterial Pharyngitis.

What is bacterial pharyngitis?
A person with bacterial pharyngitis has inflammation of the throat, due to a bacterial infection. Bacterial pharyngitis is very common, usually caused by the Group A Streptococcus bacteria.

What are the symptoms of bacterial pharyngitis?
Common symptoms of bacterial pharyngitis include sore throat, difficulty swallowing, swollen glands (neck), and fever. Infection may cause enlargement and inflammation of the tonsils or a red and irritated throat

How does the doctor treat bacterial pharyngitis?
Treatment for bacterial pharyngitis includes fever control, hydration, and antibiotics.

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Last Updated: Aug 24, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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