What are strep throat symptoms?

The common signs and symptoms of strep throat in children and adult include the following:

  • Severe and sudden sore throat without coughing, sneezing, or other cold symptoms.

  • Pain or difficulty with swallowing, throat pain that usually comes on quickly.

  • High fever, headache, abdominal pain and body ache. Lower fever may point to a viral infection and not strep.

  • Swollen lymph nodes in the neck. White or yellow spots or coating on the throat and tonsils.

  • Bright red throat or dark red spots on the roof of the mouth at the back near the throat.