Beware of these symptoms this winter season, lest you stay clear of strep throat (WebMD):

  • Sore throat that comes on rapidly.
  • Difficulty swallowing.
  • Headaches.
  • Fever, sometimes greater than 102° F.
  • A raw, red appearance to the back of the throat.
  • White pus on tonsils.
  • Tender, high lymph nodes in neck.
  • Rash.
  • Absence of a cough, stuffy nose, or other upper-respiratory symptoms.