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Strep A is a common type of bacteria. Most strep A infections are mild and easily treated, but some are more serious.
Common symptoms of strep A include:
Most strep A infections are not serious and can be treated with antibiotics.
But rarely, the infection can cause serious problems. This is called invasive group A strep (iGAS).
It can be difficult to tell when a child is seriously ill, but the main thing is to trust your instincts.
You know better than anyone else what your child is usually like, so you’ll know when something is seriously wrong.
If your child does not seem to be seriously ill, you can usually look after them at home. They should feel better in a few days.
A pharmacist can give you advice about how to ease your child’s symptoms and whether you need to see a doctor.
With the increase in cases of Group A Strep and the potential need for antibiotic prescribing, not all children will require liquid form and so please see below videos and advice on how to encourage and teach children to swallow tablets, reserving liquid use for babies and very small children.
Information guide for children swallowing tablets: https://alderhey.nhs.uk/application/files/3416/1797/9787/Guide_for_Tablet_Capsule_Swallowing_PIAG_067.pdf
Teaching children to swallow tablet medication: https://www.e-lfh.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/KidzMed-archdischild-2019-317512.full_.pdf