Strep throat is a highly contagious bacterial infection that can spread like wildfire through a school or office. But it is also highly treatable and responds quickly to prescription antibiotics, which end the bacteria’s contagiousness after just 24 hours of beginning the medication.

If you suspect a case of strep throat because of pain while swallowing, swollen lymph nodes, fever or any other symptoms, it is important to get tested as soon as possible. Left untreated strep can progress into other, more serious conditions. You can get a rapid strep test any day of the week, without an appointment, at the FastMed Urgent Care in Goodyear Arizona. The results will be back in just ten minutes, and if the test is positive you can quickly get a prescription to put you back on the road to health.

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