If you’ve ever had strep throat, you know how painful and awful it can be! Strep is a bacterial throat infection that makes your throat feel sore and scratchy and, if untreated, can sometimes cause other complications. Many parents tend to think having their child’s tonsils taken out is the solution. That’s not always the case.
Meet Jack, my friend’s son, who knows all about strep throat.
Melissa also says you should consider having your kids avoid public water fountains and instead of sippy cups that can contain the bacteria, have your child drink from plastic water bottles that can be discarded when they’re done drinking.
Dr. Laufer suggests children who have been diagnosed with strep throat should not go back to school and avoid contact with other children for 24-48 hours after starting to take antibiotics. Also, if in doubt, it’s best to contact your pediatrician.