Strep Throat Treatment at Urgent Care & Walk-In Clinic in Phoenixville, PA
What`s Causing My Sore Throat?
That sore, dry, sandpaper-like feeling in the back of your throat can be the first sign of cold, allergies, or a more serious illness. Sore Throat also known as Pharyngitis is a condition marked by pain in the throat, usually caused by a viral or bacterial infection. With a wide variety of causes and accompanying symptoms, it`s difficult to know when you should be concerned.
Strep Throat is a highly contagious infection caused by Streptococcal bacteria and spread by close contact. Strep throat, like the cold and flu, peaks during the colder months and is marked by very similar symptoms so it`s very important to determine the difference between the two and seek urgent care if necessary.
Symptoms of Strep Throat include:
- Red, sore throat with white patches on throat and tongue
- Sudden fever
- Difficulty swallowing
- Swollen glands in the neck
When Should I call a doctor?
If you suspect you have Strep throat visit a doctor immediately for proper diagnosis and treatment. Antibiotics are used to kill bacteria, reducing the duration and risk of serious complications from Strep Throat.
AFC Urgent Care Phoenixville provides comprehensive treatment and diagnosis of Strep Throat which includes Rapid Strep Tests – no appointment necessary. We offer extended hours seven days a week: Monday – Friday from 8 am until 8 pm and Saturday – Sunday from 8 am until 5 pm.