A sore throat can be a symptom of many different illnesses. Although it can be uncomfortable to have a scratchy irritated throat, a typical sore throat should get better within a few days, without the need for treatment.
By comparison, strep throat is caused by a bacterium which is growing in your nasal canals and throat. It can often leave you unable to go about your daily routine without pain. It can cause you to be unable to eat or drink, and cause difficulty when swallowing.
The Symptoms of Strep Throat
When you have a strep throat, you’ll find yourself suffering from a high fever, swollen lymph nodes, and have white or red tonsils. If you have a sore throat and any of these other symptoms, you should get yourself checked by a medical professional. It’s better to find out before severe symptoms start rather than waiting for them to develop in something more serious and contagious.
Is Your Sore Throat Strep Throat?
Some symptoms of strep throat include:
- Severely Sore Throat
- Loss of Appetite
Get Quick Strep Throat Relief
At AFC Urgent Care Portland, our board certified providers can quickly diagnose strep throat and get you the urgent care treatment and medicine you need. With an onsite lab, we're able to deliver a diagnosis before you leave the exam room. Walk in today to receive a thorough strep throat evaluation.
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