Strep throat is an infection in the throat and tonsils that typically require antibiotic treatments. Throat infections – like strep throat – are caused by group A Streptococcus bacteria. This type of bacteria causes extreme discomfort, and is most common in young children.
Common symptoms of strep throat include:
- Sore throat
- Severe pain when swallowing
- Red/swollen tonsils, sometimes with white patches of pus
- Tiny red spots (petechiae) on the area at the back of the roof of the mouth
- Swollen lymph nodes in the neck
- Body aches or rash
If you are suffering from any of these symptoms, stop by AFC Urgent Care Waltham today. We are an urgent care walk-in clinic that is available to you and your family 7 days a week with extended hours. We can perform a strep test if needed, and if the test comes back positive we can prescribe you antibiotics to help make you feel better!
We are located at 1030 Main Street in Waltham, and can be reached at 781-894-6900!