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Sore Throat

Sore Throat Treatment


Sore Throat Treatment in Castle Rock, CO

Strep and sore throat impacts millions of patients every year, which can lead to many missed days of school, work, and additional delays of important life events. Whenever you have a sore throat, you should consider visiting an urgent care center to get fast, affordable, and immediate treatment for your symptoms!

At AFC Urgent Care Castle Rock, our board-certified physicians can provide a quick exam,, lab testing services, and immediate symptom relief whenever you come in for a visit. Our walk-in clinic provides first-come, first-serve treatment for patients of all ages whenever they require care.

Our family care doctors are available on-site, 7 days a week. We’re happy to schedule an appointment to fit your schedule, but are happy to provide immediate care to those who walk in. Please contact us today to get started, or keep reading to learn more about sore throat, symptoms, and available treatment options.

Differences between sore throat and strep throat

A sore throat and a strep throat are similar conditions that can confuse patients, but here is the easier way to distinguish either: a strep throat is one cause of a sore throat while sore throat may stem from multiple causes.

Strep throat is caused by the Streptococcus bacteria specifically, and can lead to many upper respiratory issues. Conversely, a sore throat may be caused by physical exhaustion as well as other viruses like the flu, common cold, or other seasonal illnesses

Some symptoms of strep throat and sore throat include include:

  • Severely Painful or Irritated Throat
  • Scratchiness and Difficulty Swallowing
  • Fever
  • Chills
  • Loss of Appetite
  • Nausea
  • Headache
  • Rash

What can I do to treat sore throat? Why urgent care?

Patients can manage immediate sore throat symptoms by getting rest at home, drinking plenty of fluids, and using over-the-counter medications. However, those at-home treatments may not be enough to completely alleviate your sore throat symptoms. For lingering symptoms it makes the most sense to visit an urgent care center.

Urgent care professionals and our staff can provide the services to diagnose the cause of your sore throat and perform the necessary treatment options needed.

Schedule an appointment for immediate treatment of your sore throat. Set an appointment online, or walk in and be seen by a doctor in minutes.

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  • Why choose AFC for Urgent Care?

    With state-of-the-art centers and a professional medical team, AFC provides on-site X-rays, labs, procedures, and more!

  • What's the difference between AFC Urgent Care and emergency room services?

    Urgent care is for medical conditions that require prompt attention but do not pose an immediate threat to your health or life. Here is a simple rule of thumb: if your medical issues(s) are life threatening, call 911, or go directly to a hospital emergency room. If not, an urgent care center such as AFC is an excellent alternative.

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