Strep A (Streptococcus A)

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Many people are talking about Strep A at the moment.

Strep A is a common bacteria that can make you unwell.

Strep A can cause an illness called: Strep throat.

Most people with Strep A will have a mild illness.

But some people may become seriously unwell.

Strep A is very contagious. This means, people can catch it easily from the person that has it.

It is important to know the symptoms of Strep A.

Rash can feel like sandpaper.

Another symptom of Strep A is a sore and red tongue.

Some people call it a strawberry tongue.

If you have Strep A, you will need antibiotics to get better.

Your doctor can prescribe antibiotics for you.

If you think you have Strep A, call your doctors surgery or 111.

If you need help with making the call, ask someone.


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