Strep throat is a highly contagious infection that is caused by the streptococcal bacteria. A person who tests positive for strep throat can be treated with prescription antibiotics and will stop being contagious after 24 hours on the medication, allowing them to return to school, work or social activities.
The symptoms of strep throat are very similar to those of common viral infections, and include pain on swallowing and a sore, red throat. The only way to be sure whether you have strep or not is to have a rapid strep test or culture done. The FastMed Urgent Care in Florence, Arizona is able to administer this test and tell you within ten minutes whether it is positive for strep or not. Stop by any day and our professional staff will evaluate your case and prescribe the best treatment for your symptoms.