Strep Test: Rapid for Parents
A rapid strep test is done to help quickly determine whether a sore throat is caused by a strep infection vs. other germs (usually viruses) that don't require antibiotic treatment.
Strep Throat for Parents
Strep throat is a common cause of sore throat in kids and teens. It usually requires treatment with antibiotics, but improves in a few days.
Scarlet Fever for Parents
Scarlet fever is an illness caused by a strep infection. It causes a red, bumpy rash that spreads over most of the body, and is treated with antibiotics.
Tonsillitis for Parents
Tonsillitis is an infection that makes tonsils swollen and red. It can cause a sore throat, fever, swollen glands, and trouble swallowing.
Getting a Strep Test (Video) for Kids
The test for strep throat doesn't hurt, but it might make you gag a little. Watch how it's done in this video for kids.
Strep Throat for Kids
Strep throat gives you a sore throat and makes it hard to swallow. Find out more in this article for kids.
Strep Throat for Teens
Strep throat is a common infection that usually needs to be treated with antibiotics. Find out how to recognize the signs of strep throat and what to expect if you have it.
Strep Test: Throat Culture for Parents
Is your child having a strep test or a throat culture? Find out how these swab tests are performed.
Tonsillitis for Kids
If your tonsils get infected, it can make your throat feel very sore. Find out more in this article for kids.
Medical Tests & Exams - Nemours KidsHealth for Parents
Does your child need a diagnostic test? Find out what to expect.