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Your Sore Throat May Actually be Strep Throat 

The first signs of strep throat can easily be mistaken as a cold or flu. The only way to know for sure is to have a medical professional test for strep. Strep throat is caused by a highly contagious bacterial infection known as Streptococcus pyogenes. The infection makes your throat extremely sore with painful swallowing which can lead to serious complications when gone untreated. With online check-in and low wait times, our care team can diagnose your condition and provide treatment for you to begin healing.

Strep throat may carry the following symptoms: 

  • A sore throat with difficulty swallowing
  • Red or swollen tonsils
  • Tiny red spots at the back of your mouth
  • Tender, swollen lymph nodes in your neck
  • Fever or chills
  • Nausea or vomiting (often in children)
  • Body aches or headaches
  • Loss of taste

Treatment for Strep Throat

Most sore throats will clear on its own or with over the counter medicines. Unfortunately, that is not the case with strep throat. In order to combat this infection, you will need a prescription for antibiotics from a doctor. Amoxicillin or penicillin are the most common treatments for this bacterial infection. Though you may begin to feel better within 48 hours, you'll want to continue taking the prescribed antibiotics for the full duration recommended by your doctor. 

Please give Preferred Urgent Care a call at (281) 984-6735. We provide quality strep throat treatment in Katy & Fulshear with easy online check-in.

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