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Strep Throat

Find out when to see a doctor.

If you are experiencing any of the symptoms of strep throat, visit your doctor’s office. Healthcare professionals can do a test that involves swabbing the back of the throat. This quick and painless test will let the doctor know if group A strep bacteria are causing your symptoms. At our urgent care for strep throat in Phoenix, we offer strep tests in our laboratory, for fast diagnosis.

Once we have confirmed that your sore, spotted throat is in fact infected with Strep, we will treat it with antibiotics. The pain will usually subside within a day or two, but to make sure the infection is gone and you are not contagious to others, it is essential to take your full course of antibiotics.

Prevention:
Since strep throat is caused by bacteria (Streptococcus A), it is highly contagious, through saliva, mucus and other bodily fluids. The best way to prevent getting strep throat is to wash your hands often, and to avoid sharing eating utensils. It is also important to cover your mouth when coughing or sneezing. If you know you were exposed to someone who had or recently had a Strep infection, going to urgent care for strep throat in Phoenix early, as soon as your throat is sore, can reduce the duration of your sore throat.

Symptoms

The most common symptoms of strep throat include:

  • Sore throat, usually starts quickly and can cause severe pain when swallowing
  • A fever (101°F or above)
  • Red and swollen tonsils, sometimes with white patches or streaks of pus
  • Tiny red spots (petechiae) on the area at the back of the roof of the mouth  (the soft or hard palate)
  • Headache, nausea, or vomiting
  • Swollen lymph nodes in the neck
  • Body aches or rash

When to seek urgent Care for Strep Throat in Phoenix

If you are experiencing any of the symptoms of strep throat, visit your doctor’s office. Healthcare professionals can do a test that involves swabbing the back of the throat. This quick and painless test will let the doctor know if group A strep bacteria are causing your symptoms.

Prevention

 

The best way to prevent getting strep throat is to wash your hands often, and to avoid sharing eating utensils. It is also important to cover your mouth when coughing or sneezing.

Urgent Care When You Need It:

 

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