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Strep Throat Treatment at AFC Urgent Care Short Hills

Sore Throat & Strep Throat Treatment in Short Hills, NJ

If you’re experiencing sudden sore throat symptoms, visit AFC Urgent Care Short Hills for same-day urgent care! Our provider team specializes in diagnosing and treating strep throat for all patients in the area and surrounding communities. While not every sore throat is strep, our team can accurately determine which condition you’re dealing with and help coordinate proper treatment.

AFC Urgent Care Short Hills is open seven days a week, allowing all patients to seek fast and convenient medical attention when necessary. Don’t let your sore throat linger, and visit our walk-in clinic for strep throat treatment today – no appointment necessary.

Strep Throat Symptoms Treated near

While a sore throat could develop from a list of many different general illnesses, strep throat is caused by a bacterial infection of the throat and tonsils. Knowing the symptoms of strep throat can better reduce your risk for potential complications. It’s important to have your symptoms medically diagnosed, in order to receive proper treatment.

Common strep throat symptoms we treat include:

  • Painful swallowing or talking
  • Red swollen tonsils with white patches or pus
  • Tiny red spots on back of the mouth
  • Rash
  • Fever
  • Headache
  • Body aches

If you’re experiencing any of these symptoms, there’s a good chance you have been infected with strep throat. At AFC Short Hills, our providers can take samples and test for strep on a walk-in basis.

Diagnosing & Treating Strep Throat in Short Hills, NJ

When you visit AFC Urgent Care Short Hills with symptoms, a medical provider can accurately diagnose your condition as strep throat. Once strep throat has been diagnosed, there are treatment options available to help you feel better fast. We may prescribe the appropriate oral antibiotics that can rid the bacteria in your throat and tonsils. Typically, symptoms improve within two days of taking antibiotics. Additionally, patients with strep throat can take over-the-counter medicines, drink a lot of water, get plenty of rest, and try gargling with salt water to reduce inflammation at home.

If your strep test comes back negative, your symptoms may be indicative of a different illness. A sore throat is a common symptom in many different infections– bacterial and viral. Getting the right medical attention can go a long way in helping you understand which illness you have so you can follow the correct treatment regimen.

Receive Strep Throat Treatment at AFC Short Hills

If you have any concern that you have a potential strep infection, you can visit AFC Urgent Care Short Hills for testing and treatment. Our walk-in clinic is a great resource for patients to receive affordable and convenient care. With low wait times, walk-in access, and low costs for self-paying patients, AFC Short Hills has you covered. If you need sore throat or strep throat treatment, visit us today. For any additional questions about strep throat treatment, or other urgent care services we provide, please call us directly at (973) 671-5350.

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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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