Strep throat isn’t fun and it feels like swallowing shards of broken glass, but who knew it could be so dangerous? While there are different strains of streptococcus, Strep A causes about 15% of cases of sore throat. As a child I used to get strep throat with severe pain and swelling of my tonsils followed by middle ear infections about twice a year until I was 21 and had a tonsillectomy. It was the best decision I ever made.
Left untreated strep can lead to serious health issues such as erythema nodosum, kidney damage, rheumatic fever, e