Symptoms of strep throat include throat pain, difficulty swallowing, red and swollen tonsils
/tender lymph glands
in the neck, fever, and fatigue. However, these set of symptoms may also be observed in a viral infection or some other kind of illness. To confirm if this is due to streptococcus bacteria, throat swab or culture and direct physical examination may be done. If this is due to a viral infection, it usually resolves after a few days.