Get strep throat treatment in Kent, WA at AFC Urgent Care Southcenter
Seasonal illness treatment is becoming far more complex this year with the rise of COVID-19, flu cases, and strep throat cases throughout the fall season. Thankfully, the provider team at AFC Urgent Care Southcenter is ready to offer strep throat treatment
Simply book online to get started with treatment for strep throat at our urgent care center. AFC Urgent Care Southcenter is close by to other nearby communities including Kent, Tukwila, SeaTac, and Renton, WA.
Learn more about strep throat symptoms, causes, and treatment options below:
What is strep throat and what are the symptoms?
Strep throat is a bacterial infection that can give you similar symptoms similar to a common cold. The virus that specifically causes strep throat is streptococcus pyogenes and can lead to a variety of seasonal illness symptoms including:
- Swollen/sore throat
- Throat pain
- Nausea and vomiting in young children
- Tiny red spots in the back of the throat
Difference between strep throat and sore throat
A sore throat is likely a symptom of a strep throat infection and is also the result of other seasonal illnesses. Strep throat is a specific viral infection that causes many illness symptoms.
Patients may confuse both conditions since the early symptoms of each are similar, which means that testing and treatment at an urgent care center is the best course of action to determine medical care.
How strep throat is treated at AFC Urgent Care Southcenter
Patients that are diagnosed with strep throat need to first visit our urgent care center to get testing for other seasonal illnesses. Our test determines if a patient has strep throat or another illness.
When strep is diagnosed in the patient, an urgent care provider provides symptom relief and treatment through antibiotics and other preventive medications. Our providers will also help coordinate future at-home care with suggestions on rest, at-home treatment, and when to book follow-up care.