Sore Throat and Strep Throat Doctor in Davie, FL
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What are some other symptoms of a sore throat?
Some of the usual symptoms of a sore throat include:
- A scratchy sensation in the throat;
- Pain that worsens with swallowing;
- Difficulty swallowing;
- Sore, swollen lymph nodes in your neck and/or jaw;
- Swollen, red tonsils;
- White patches or pus on your tonsils;
- A hoarse or soft voice
If you have an infection which is causing a sore throat, there may be other symptoms. These can include the following:
- Runny nose;
- Body aches;
- Nausea or vomiting
When should I go and see a doctor?
You should see a doctor immediately if your sore throat is accompanied by any of the following symptoms:
- Sore throat lasts longer than a week;
- Difficulty swallowing;
- Difficulty breathing;
- Difficulty opening your mouth;
- Joint pain;
- Fever higher than 101 F (38.3 C);
- Blood in your saliva or phlegm;
- Frequently occurring sore throats;
- A lump in your neck;
- Hoarseness lasting more than two weeks;
- Swelling in your neck or face
These are signs that something more serious than just a sore throat is happening and requires medical treatment and intervention. If you are in need of immediate treatment for a sore throat, please come into our clinic as walk-ins are welcome without an appointment.
What causes a sore throat?
A sore throat is any pain, irritation, or scratchiness in the throat that is worse when you swallow. Most commonly, sore throats are caused by a viral infection and these usually resolve on their own. However, it is recommended that you see a doctor, as there are several viral infections that can cause a sore throat as one of their symptoms. These infections or illnesses include the following: the common cold; flu (influenza); mononucleosis; measles; chicken pox; croup (which is a common childhood illness which is known by a harsh, barking cough); and whooping cough (pertussis). While sore throats caused by the common cold usually resolve on their own with over the counter remedies, other viral infections can be much more serious and require medical intervention to prevent lasting harm.
Strep throat (streptococcal infection) is a less common form of a sore throat which is caused by bacteria, which requires treatment with antibiotics – however, it is the most common cause of a sore throat among those caused by bacterial infections. If you suspect that you have strep throat, it is recommended that you see a doctor as soon as possible to begin a treatment of antibiotics. If you are prescribed antibiotics to treat strep throat, finish your regime of antibiotics.
In addition to viral and bacterial infections, there are other possible causes of sore throats. These include: allergies; dryness; irritants (such as pollution, cigarette or vape smoke); muscle strain; gastroesophageal reflex disease (GERD); HIV infection; or tumors.
I am in need of treatment for a sore throat. Where is your clinic located?
Quick Family Urgent Care is located at 4301 S Flamingo Rd Ste #102 in Davie, FL 33330. Our clinic is open seven days a week and walk-ins are welcome. Please visit us today if you are in need of treatment for a sore throat.