Types of Group A Strep Infections
Learn more about types of infections caused by group A Streptococcus (group A strep) and how to prevent spreading these infections to others.
If you're healthy, have a strong immune system, and practice good hygiene and proper wound care, your chances of getting necrotizing fasciitis (“flesh-eating” bacteria) are extremely low.
Scarlet fever results from group A strep infection. If your child has a sore throat and rash, their doctor can test for strep. Quick treatment with antibiotics can protect your child from possible complications.
A sore throat can be mild or severe. When is it "strep" throat? How should you treat it? Your doctor can do a quick test and give you answers. Proper treatment can get you better faster and prevent spreading to others!
- Page last reviewed: May 21, 2014
- Page last updated: May 21, 2014
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