Strep throat
Strep throat
Strep throat is the most common bacterial cause of sore throat. Because strep throat can occasionally lead to rheumatic fever, antibiotics are given. Strep throat often includes a fever (greater than 101 degrees Fahrenheit or 38.3 degrees Centrigrade), white draining patches on the throat, and swollen or tender lymph glands in the neck. Children may have headache and stomach pain.