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    Slideshow: Anatomy of a Sore Throat
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    Caprice_WebMD_Staff posted:
    Common Sore Throat or Strep?

    We all know that raw, scratchy feeling in the back of the throat. The cause may be as simple as dry winter air, seasonal allergies, or a developing cold. But sometimes the culprit is strep, a bacterial infection that can be dangerous if untreated. Only your health care provider can make a firm diagnosis, but there are signs that may provide clues that you have strep rather than a common sore throat.
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