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. Rest, saline gargle and medicated lozenges usually provide symptomatic relief. If it persists, further management may need to be done. Take care and do keep us posted.