Streptococcal infection, streptococcus bacterium, Streptococcus pyogenes, chickenpox, cellulitis, diabetes,

  1. Some of the common ways to help prevent getting strep throat are: covering the mouth when sneezing to keep from spreading the bacteria; wash hands after sneezing, blowing noses, and before cooking or eating; wash dishes, drinking glasses, and knives, forks, and spoons in hot, soapy water; and keep sores and cuts clean.