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Sore Throat Treatment for Patients of All Ages in Norwich, CT

You may not need to see a doctor for sore throat treatment. Usually a symptom of a viral infection, a sore throat should go away after a few days. You can ease your pain in the meantime by gargling with salt water, drinking warm tea with honey, and taking over-the-counter medicine. But if your sore throat is particularly severe or accompanied by fever, rash, or joint pain, you can come straight to PhysicianOne Urgent Care in Norwich, Connecticut, for prompt treatment. Our center is staffed with experienced practitioners and we never require appointments.

Medical Treatment for Sore Throats

When you visit our urgent care center for sore throat treatment, you’ll be seen by one of our practitioners who will learn about your symptoms and use a light to examine the back of your throat. He or she will be on the lookout for signs of strep throat, which is a bacterial infection that typically requires antibiotics to treat. Such signs include white spots in the back of your throat, red or swollen tonsils, and swollen lymph nodes.

If strep is suspected, the next step is to have a rapid strep test, which can determine the presence of group A streptococcus bacteria. Your practitioner will swab the back of your throat and then send the sample to our on-site clinical lab for processing. In most cases, we can have the results within minutes. If your rapid test comes back positive, we may start you on antibiotics immediately; if it comes back negative, we may recommend a throat culture to take a deeper look at a sample. Throat cultures take a few days to process, and we’ll call you with the results.

Sore Throats & COVID-19

If you’re worried that your sore throat may be a symptom of COVID-19, we can arrange for you to receive a COVID-19 test to rule out the possibility. Please visit this page to learn more about how to schedule a test at our urgent care center in Norwich.

PhysicianOne Urgent Care is the facility to visit for prompt sore throat treatment. We are open every day of the year with extended evening hours, so you can see us at a time that’s most convenient for you.

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"The overall care I received was excellent! I also appreciate your affiliation with Yale New Haven Hospital."

Derby, CT

"Throughout the visit I felt like the staff really cared. The Doctor took his time talking with me about my symptoms, and I felt like he listened to all my concerns and took that into consideration when recommending the right treatment. Thank you!"

Hamden, CT

"I had to take my son in for an ear infection following a sudden change in temperament at daycare. He was inconsolable the entire car ride but when we got there and by the time we left this care facility he was back to his normal happy go lucky little two year old boy. I highly recommend PhysicianOne Urgent Care."

Westwood, MA

"I wanted to take a moment to thank you for the attention you gave me last week. My son was started on antibiotics and ear drops. Within 24 hours he began to feel better. The poor kid had been going to school in tears because he was afraid of missing any more days, but feeling (and looking) just awful! He's not been able to even think about lacrosse practice, but thanks to starting him on antibiotics, he was thrilled to return to practice today."

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