Strep A is a common type of bacteria. Most strep A infections are mild and easily treated, but some are more serious.
What to do if your child is unwell with Strep A
It can be difficult to tell when a child is seriously ill with Strep A, but the main thing with signs and symptoms is to trust your instincts.
You know better than anyone else what your child is usually like, so you’ll know when something is seriously wrong.
If your child does not seem to be seriously ill, you can usually look after them at home. They should feel better in a few days.
You can give them children’s paracetamol or ibuprofen if they’re uncomfortable. Check the leaflet to ensure the medicine is suitable for your child and to see how much to give them.
A pharmacist can advise you on how to ease your child’s symptoms and whether you need to see a doctor.
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For further information please contact your health service or in the UK, the NHS