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Strep throat or COVID-19, which is it?

COVID-19 is on the rise again, but so are other illnesses like strep throat which have similar symptoms.

strep throat covid-19 symptoms

This has many people asking, what is the difference between the two when trying to figure out what you’re sick with?

It may be hard to tell them apart because the symptoms are so similar.

COVID-19 vs. strep throat

The two illnesses have a lot in common when it comes to symptoms.

With both illnesses, there can be fever, headache, sore throat, and swollen lymph nodes, according to My Twin Tiers.

One expert shared how to help identify strep as well as treat it.

Dr. Matthew Weissman with Manhattan’s Mount Sinai Beth Israel hospital spoke with PIX11 Morning News.

He shared that leaving strep throat untreated could lead to other medical conditions.

Rheumatic fever can be directly rooted to a strep diagnosis. This will lead to issues with bones and joints.

More serious issues could harm your heart and heart valves.

Should you become sick with strep throat, you should start antibiotics and finish all of them.

To determine which illness you have, testing is available for both.

For COVID-19 you can take a home test to determine if you’re sick with the virus. You may also schedule an appointment with your doctor to determine if you’re sick with strep throat.


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