Offered by: Advanced Urgent Care
Although more common in children, strep throat is a bacterial infection that affects the throat and tonsils. Whether you are a child or an adult, it is always important to seek medical treatment if you have strep. Left untreated, strep can progress to scarlet fever or rheumatic fever.
Do I Have Strep Throat?
One telltale sign that you might have more than a sore throat is if you have pain in your throat and a fever, but do not have a cough. Symptoms include:
- Sore throat
- Pain when you swallow
- Red, swollen tonsils that sometimes have pus patches
- Tiny, red spots on the roof of the mouth
- Swollen lymph nodes on the neck
Children with strep may also experience headache, stomach pain, nausea, or vomiting. A medical professional, like the ones at Advanced Urgent Care & Occupational Medicine, will evaluate your symptoms and perform a rapid strep test or throat culture if necessary. Antibiotics are typically prescribed to treat strep. Keep in mind that strep is highly contagious. If one member in the household has strep it is likely to spread to all members of the household.
Don’t Wait for Symptoms to get Worse
Stop by Advanced Urgent Care & Occupational Medicine in Brighton, Northglenn, or Fort Lupton, Colo., if you think you or your children might have strep throat. Our medical providers can assess your symptoms and get you feeling better sooner.
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