2. A sore throat
This is another highly common and obvious symptom of strep throat. The soreness can range from mild to severe, making it more difficult to swallow or even engage in speaking. Typically, a sore throat will develop about five days after being exposed to the streptococcal bacterium. If you do develop a sore throat, there are some things that you can do to comfort the pain.
Cough medicine that offers a pain reliever could help to soothe your throat, as can sucking on a throat lozenge, or drinking tea with honey mixed into it. Inhaling steam could also provide relief, as the steam can help to reduce the inflammation of the tonsils that are contributing to the pain.