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How to Tell If You Have Strep Throat

Strep throat is a bacterial infection that affects the back of the throat. Strep throat can only be diagnosed by a doctor after taking a strep culture or rapid stress test. What does strep throat virus look like? You will see little dots of red, similar to strawberry skin, that are on the soft or hard palate. Lots of white streaks or white patches on the throat or tonsils are another symptom.

Strep throat is contagious and requires an antibiotic. If you think you have strep throat come see an experienced physician at FastMed Urgent Care. Our medical professionals can give you a rapid stress test to determine if you have strep throat in less than 10 minutes. Visit www.fastmed.com to find a walk-in clinic near you. We are open 365 days a year with extended hours.

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