red and white patches in the throat
difficulty swallowing
tender or swollen glands (lymph nodes) in the neck
red and enlarged tonsils
lower stomach pain
general discomfort, uneasiness, or ill feeling
loss of appetite and nausea

if you have the above listed characteristics and have two children under the age of 2 and 3 months....and are leaving on a trip tomorrow...you are ME! i got strep on sunday night and am just today starting to feel normal again. my throat still KILLS but at least the fever is gone etc. nasty stuff strep and i seem to get it a lot. it must have a special place in it's nasty little heart for our family because the first illness ethan ever got was...you guessed it! STREP THROAT!

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