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When to Seek Sore Throat Treatment in Waterbury, CT

Has your sore throat lasted for longer than a week? Is it accompanied by a fever over 101 degrees, a rash, or joint pain? Does your throat feel so swollen that your sleep has been affected? These are all signs that your sore throat might be strep throat, requiring a round of antibiotics to clear up. If so, you can come to PhysicianOne Urgent Care in Waterbury, Connecticut, for sore throat treatment from experienced providers.

Diagnosing Strep Throat

The provider you see will first learn about your symptoms and your medical history before performing a brief physical exam. He or she will use a lighted instrument to examine the back of your throat as well as your ears and nose and gently palpate your neck to feel for swollen lymph nodes. Then, your practitioner will likely do a simple throat swab to collect secretions that we can quickly analyze in our on-site lab. If the rapid strep test comes back negative, your practitioner may recommend a throat culture—which is more accurate—to fully rule out strep throat.

If you are diagnosed with strep throat, your practitioner will likely prescribe a round of antibiotics to take care of the bacterial infection. Please note that you’ll want to take all of the medication prescribed, even if you start to feel better sooner.

The Care You Need, When You Need It

PhysicianOne Urgent Care is open 365 days per year and has extended evening hours for your convenience. Appointments are never required, but you are encouraged to utilize our online check-in system to expedite your visit. Our urgent care center in Waterbury is located in the Naugatuck Valley Shopping Center at 920 Wolcott Street, Suite 19.

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