Most of us have experienced the consistent and miserable pain that accompanies a sore throat. It makes swallowing, talking, and life in general uncomfortable.
Fortunately, Care Station Medical Group is here to help quickly evaluate and treat you for your sore throat.
Sometimes the cause of a sore throat is as simple as overuse of your voice (yelling at a sporting event) or sleeping with your mouth open and causing things to dry out. However, when more serious reasons occur it is generally due to a viral infection that settles in your nose and throat.
Strep throat, known as streptococcal pharyngitis, is a more serious bacterial infection that causes a sore and scratchy throat that makes swallowing difficult and painful. Other signs of Strep include tender lymph nodes, red/white patches of pus, and inflammation of the tonsils.
Because each of these issues demonstrates similar symptoms in the same part of the body it is important to have a proper medical assessment and testing done to ensure a proper treatment plan can be identified.
Walk into any of our urgent care clinics to have a quick and effective examination to determine the best course of action to take to get you feeling better.