Offering Sore Throat Treatment to Patients of All Ages in Southbury, CT
Having a sore throat isn’t worrisome for most people—it’s just annoying. A common symptom of a cold, allergies, or the flu, a sore throat will often clear up within a few days. Gargling with salt water, drinking warm liquids, and sucking on throat lozenges can relieve the pain of a sore throat. However, there are certain times when seeking medical treatment is necessary, such as if your sore throat:
- Has lasted longer than a week
- Is severe enough to interfere with sleep
- Is accompanied by a high fever
- Is accompanied by a rash or joint pain
PhysicianOne Urgent Care in Southbury, Connecticut, offers sore throat treatment for patients of all ages, and we can perform comprehensive diagnostic testing to find out if your throat pain is due to strep throat, a more serious condition that requires antibiotics to resolve.
Diagnosing Strep Throat
Our urgent care center is fully equipped with an on-site lab that can quickly process diagnostic tests to ensure prompt answers for our patients. The practitioner you see will first perform a rapid strep test, which involves gentle swabbing the back of your throat to collect secretions. If that test comes back negative for strep throat, your practitioner may order a throat culture, which is a more accurate test but results take longer to process.
If you are feeling the pain of a sore throat and are worried it might be strep, come to PhysicianOne Urgent Care in Southbury for prompt treatment. You’ll be seen by an experienced practitioner who will provide the individualized care you deserve.