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Sore Throat Treatment in Memphis, TN

Does your throat hurt when you swallow or talk? Does your voice sound muffled or hoarse? Have an itch in the back of your throat that just won't go away? You might just have a sore throat, and the Board-Certified Doctor at AFC Urgent Care are ready to treat you. They have years of experience examining sore throats in the Memphis, TN area and can quickly diagnose and prescribe an effective treatment. While some sore throats can clear up on their own, severe cases do require medical intervention. AFC Urgent Care in Memphis, TN is open 7 days a week, and no appointment is ever needed to be seen by one of our Board-Certified Doctor.

What are some other symptoms of a sore throat?

Besides painful swallowing, an itchy sensation, and a hoarse voice, other symptoms can include:

  • Difficulty swallowing
  • The glands in your neck become sore and swollen.
  • Tonsils become red and swollen.
  • Your tonsils also may show patches of white or show signs of pus.

If you come down with a sore throat, other symptoms often accompany it. These often include:

  • Sneezing
  • Headache
  • Aches
  • Runny Nose
  • Fever
  • Cough

When should I go and see a Board-Certified Doctor at AFC Urgent Care?

When someone should visit our walk-in medical clinic depends on the age of the patient. If your child's sore throat remains after 24 hours after drinking water in the morning, consider bringing them to our urgent care center. You should immediately bring them if they have trouble swallowing or breathing. A telltale sign in infants of having trouble swallowing is unusual drooling.

As an adult, if your sore throat does not clear up after a week, you should come and see our Board-Certified Doctor to get checked out. Consider visiting our facility sooner if your sore throat's pain or difficulty swallowing becomes more severe, you experience a rash or an earache, or if you have a fever greater than 101° Fahrenheit. You should seek immediate care if you discover phlegm or blood in your salvia or find a lump in your neck.

What causes a sore throat?

Unfortunately, many things may cause a sore throat. A sore throat is often an early indicator that something is not quite right in your body. A sore throat is common with viral infections such as a cold, the flu, mono, chickenpox, or croup. Bacteria, such as strep, can cause unusually nasty sore throats. Environmental causes can also trigger a sore throat in some patients. These include seasonal allergies, irritants in the air, or just by straining your voice, such as yelling at a sporting event.  It is important to come to our urgent care center to be evaluated by our Board-Certified Doctor because there are so many different reasons for a sore throat. We have a state of the art lab onsite that can confirm or rule out possible causes so we can prescribe to you the best possible treatment.

We are open Monday through Friday from 8am to 8pm and on Saturday and Sunday from 8am to 5pm. We look forward to serving you!


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