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Do you think you have Strep?

Updated: May 7, 2023

Strep throat is caused by a specific bacteria known as ‘Group A Beta-hemolytic Streptococcus’ (GABHS). Strep throat is a bacterial infection that can be extremely unpleasant and painful and very contagious. If strep is left untreated it can cause health complications, it is important to test for Strep infection and treat Strep infection if positive.

Strep Infection Signs and Symptoms

  • Fever

  • Trouble swallowing (painful when you swallow)

  • Sudden sore throat

  • White dots or redness on your throat

Prevention Tips

Preventing the spread of strep is key. Here are some tips to help prevent the spread of strep:

  • Clean your hands. Hand washing is the most effective approach to avoid all types of diseases.

  • Put your hand over your mouth. When your children cough or sneeze, teach them to cover their mouths with an elbow or a tissue.

  • Do not exchange personal goods. Drinking glasses and eating utensils should not be shared.

  • Do not share drinks or utensils with someone who is ill.

  • Rest


How Santé Beacon Health Can Help

Santé Beacon Health offers At-Home Testing

  • Our nurses come to you in the comfort of your own home to perform a simple and quick strep test

  • No Requisition Needed

  • Results within minutes

  • Antibiotics are provided with a positive result through our affiliated pharmacies *conditions may apply

  • Santé Beacon Health is Convenient, Affordable, Quick and Hassle-free


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