There is nothing fun about experiencing strep throat symptoms. Think of the worst sore throat you have ever experienced plus flu-like symptoms.
In addition to a painful and hoarse throat, a strep throat infection may also bring:
White patches on the tonsils
Swollen lymph nodes on the neck
A fever or headache
Nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain are common in children with strep throat
Treatment of Strep Throat Symptoms in Phoenix, AZ
FastMed has two new locations now open in Phoenix, AZ on West Indian Road and East Thunderbird Road that can diagnose strep throat in 10 minutes. Our state-of-the-art urgent care facilities are equipped to perform on-site testing upon your arrival with no appointment necessary. Early diagnosis is key for treating strep throat and minimizing symptoms and FastMed can provide test results in minutes.
Strep throat is a bacterial infection treated with an antibiotic. Within 24 hours of beginning the antibiotic treatment, your strep throat will no longer be contagious to others and will reduce the risk of further complications of the infection. Most ordinary sore throats are a viral infection in which case antibiotics are useless.
Penicillin has been proven as an effective treatment for strep throat and can be taken in pill form or as a shot.
Strep throat is highly contagious and can take shape within three days of exposure. The infection can be transmitted to others for up to three weeks even if the symptoms have gone away.
If you are experiencing any symptoms of strep throat or fear you may have been exposed to the germ, visit your Phoenix, Arizona FastMed today and get immediate testing, treatment and relief. Our doors are open for extended hours and we aim to treat every walk-in patient within an hour in an affordable and friendly way.