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Can strep throat be accompanied by a fever?

Does it usually happen by itself? I've had a bad sore throat for two weeks, and have had a fever on and off. I' a 25 year old woman.
Strep throat is a bacterial infection of the throat that is caused most commonly by Strep pneumonia, which is a bacteria. This can result in sore throat, pain with swallowing, difficulty swallowing, fever, headache and nausea/vomiting. There is not always an associated fever with strep throat. If you are concerned that you may have strep throat you should see your physician so that a rapid strep test and/or a culture can be completed and you can be prescribed antibiotics if needed. Most sore throats are caused by viral infections. Most of these infections resolve on their own without treatment. If your sore throat continues and you continue to have intermittent fevers, you should be evaluated by a physician. Strep throat is a common infection among children and adults. It is contagious. It usually causes white exudates to form on the tonsils, tender lymph nodes to swell in the neck, and there is usually not a cough associated with it. If you have recurrent strep throat infections, you may benefit from having your tonsils removed. You should discuss this with your physician. They can make a referral to the appropriate physician to perform tonsillectomy. During illnesses, you should always try to stay hydrated. It is important so that you do not become dehydrated.
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