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What's Going Around - February 19

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Panama City, Fla. -

Strep throat is going around this week. 

Dr. Jennifer Follwell from Bay Medical-Sacred Heart Family Medicine says symptoms of strep throat include:

  • Fever
  • Headache
  • Stomach ache
  • Sore throat
  • Red throat with white plaques
  • Rash

Dr. Follwell says doctors can diagnose strep with a throat swab.  She says patients should be sure to take all of their prescribed antibiotics to avoid complications, including heart and kidney problems.