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Strep Throat Resource Center

Welcome to the Strep Throat Resource Center

Unlike a sore throat, strep throat is a bacterial infection that requires prescription medication.  A sore throat is often the result of a respiratory disturbance like a cold or allergies. So if your sore throat comes with the symptoms of a cold, it’s probably not strep. You can check your throat to see if there are signs of strep. In addition to swollen tonsils, your uvula will normally be swollen and there may be small red dots on the tongue or throat, white pus pockets on your tonsils, or a grey film or fuzz on your tongue. The most important thing to know about strep throat is it’s highly contagious and, if left untreated, it can lead to serious complications including scarlet fever, kidney inflammation, or rheumatic fever.


Sore Throat or Strep Throat – Learn the Difference

Strep throat is caused by a type of bacteria called Streptococcus. The pain of strep throat often feels like a sore throat caused by other illnesses.The important thing about strep throat is that you could get serious complications….read more  

Treating Strep Throat

At FastMed Urgent Care, diagnosis and treating strep throat is one of the primary services we offer. Strep throat is most common in children between the ages of 5 and 15, but it can be passed to anyone who has contact with the saliva or bodily fluids of an infected person.  Strep throat is normally treated with antibiotics and the medical professionals at your local FastMed will be happy answer any questions you might have. We have in-house labs at all of our locations, so you can quickly get your test results and start feeling better right away.

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About FastMed

FastMed Urgent Care owns and operates nearly 200 centers in North Carolina, Arizona and Texas that provide a broad range of acute/episodic and preventive healthcare services 365 days a year. FastMed also provides workers’ compensation and other occupational health services at all its centers, and family and sports medicine services at select locations. FastMed has successfully treated more than six million patients and is the only independent urgent care operator in North Carolina, Arizona and Texas to be awarded The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for quality, safety and infection control in ambulatory healthcare. For more information about locations, services, hours of operation, insurance and prices, visit

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