While sore throats may indicate allergies, mild viral infections, or the common cold, they can also be caused by strep throat. Strep throat is a severe, persistent sore throat that results from infection with A streptococcus bacteria. It is a contagious bacterial infection that can lead to complications if not treated promptly. If you think you have strep throat and need quick treatment in Galveston, Texas, turn to Affinity Urgent Care. We offer professional medical care for children, teens, and adults on a walk-in basis.
Some symptoms of strep throat include a severe sore throat that develops suddenly and persists for longer than 48 hours. This sore throat may make it difficult and extremely painful to swallow. If you have strep throat, you may also experience:
It is important to seek treatment if you have any of the above symptoms. Untreated strep throat can spread to the tonsils, sinuses, and ears, causing serious complications.
As strep throat is a bacterial infection, it must be treated with a course of antibiotics. We will perform a strep throat test and, if positive, recommend the proper antibiotics to kill the bacteria causing the infection. There are also ways to relieve pain and discomfort in the meantime, including gargling with warm salt water, over-the-counter pain relievers, and throat lozenges.
Affinity Urgent Care can help treat strep throat for patients in the Galveston, TX, area. We offer on-site lab testing to quickly diagnose your condition and provide an effective treatment plan to get you on the road to recovery. Walk into our clinic or contact us for prompt medical care. We treat non-life-threatening conditions on a walk-in basis, seven days a week.
A standard office visit that can include in house lab testing, medication administration, in house oral medication, EKG, and one X-ray series.
A visit with level 1 services and will also include, Laceration repair, foreign body removal, Incision & Drainage, Multiple X-ray series, and more.
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