Do you realize you have streptococcus bacteria
in your throat
right now? This is the same bacterium that is present in extreme
cases of strep throat
. Yet you may not have strep throat. In fact you may not even have a sore throat
Well, because the strep bacteria doesn't actually cause strep throat. Strep throat is actually caused by a buildup of toxin
s in the throat
. Strep bacterium feeds on these toxins. It is only when this bacteria food
builds up that the bacteria is able to flourish and run wild.
In fact you won't get strep throat or tonsillitis no matter how much bacteria you're exposed to until the conditions in your throat are right for them to flourish.