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Strep throat

HANOVER, VA (WWBT) - Dr. Patrick Woodward is helping with strep throat.

It is often caused by viruses or post nasal drainage, but this strep throat is different.

Strep throat is often accompanied by fever and swollen glands and foul breath as hallmarks.   Upset stomach and headache can also be signs.       

Strep bacteria can release toxins that can poison the heart, kidneys and nervous system. See your doctor if the symptoms last several days.

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