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Sore & strep throats

The most common cause of a sore throat is a viral infection, such as a cold. Allergies, postnasal drip and cigarette smoke can also make your throat hurt. Sore throats are more than just an annoyance. A sore throat can be a symptom of something serious, such as strep throat or another infection.
Strep is contagious and requires antibiotic treatment. We can perform a group A strep test and get you feeling better.

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Things you should know before your visit

Patients with the following may be directed to another health care provider:● The presence of drooling and inability to swallow

What to expect at your visit

● We will review your medical history, discuss your symptoms, examination and provide a personalized treatment plan for you.● You may need testing. Please note that additional charges apply for these tests. ● At the end of your visit, your practitioner will provide you with a summary, a receipt and educational material.

What symptoms can occur with sore and strep throats?

Sore throat can be caused by many different organisms, including viruses (parainfluenza, respiratory syncytial virus, adenovirus), bacteria (streptococcus), and other microorganisms.
Symptoms that may occur with sore throat include fever , difficulty swallowing , ear ache , pain or difficulty when breathing

How are sore and strep throats treated?

The usual treatment for a sore throat is pain relief. For strep throat, antibiotics are typically necessary to cure the infection.
While most sore throats will eventually go away without treatment, they can last several days and keep you from doing the things you would normally do. They may also be a symptom of another condition that needs medical attention.

How can sore and strep throats be prevented?

Doctors recommend that children avoid physical contact when they have a sore throat or fever, especially when they are coughing or sneezing. This will help reduce the spread of germs. Adults should follow similar precautions.