Sore Throat, Strep. Throat Infection
Sore throat caused by Streptococcal infection or viral infections are very common. Wondering what is causing your throat to hurt? At Statcare Urgent Care, we can diagnose your streptococcal throat infection by a rapid strep test, which takes about 3 minutes to yield a result. You do not need an appointment. Just walk in! For faster service, make an appointment online and get seen on time! For more information about throat infections, read “Sore Throat? Find Out If It’s Viral or Strep”
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Streptococcal Sore Throat
Strep throat is a common problem that we see at Statcare Urgent Care. Unlike your pediatrician or your primary care physician, Statcare’s emergency care specialists see and treat far more cases of strep throat with positive strep tests than regular medical practices.
We see streptococcal sore throat not just in the pediatric age group, but also in adults and the elderly (yes, especially after all those holiday hugs from grandkids!). We pick up a lot of cases in adults who mistakenly believed they couldn’t possibly get strep. throat because they had their tonsils removed in childhood.
Also, because our urgent care clinic is open at odd hours and on weekends and holidays, and we do more strep tests on school children than most regular medical practices, we get to see patients with positive strep tests with all kinds of variations – patients who were partially treated with antibiotics or incompletely treated with antibiotics, patients who are now complicated with tonsillitis (antibiotic resistance), and, on occasion, patients who have a threatened airway.
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Statcare serves the Long Island residents of Nassau County, Suffolk County, Queens, and Brooklyn, as well as the Bronx in NYC. If you have any questions about any conditions we treat or services we offer, call (855) 9 FOR DOC today.
Strep Throat FAQs
Not all sore throats are caused by streptococci or get diagnosed by a rapid strep test or need antibiotics. Many sore throats and throat infections are caused by other bacteria and viruses that do not need antibiotic treatment or will not respond to treatment with antibiotics.
Strep or streptococcal infection: Infections caused by streptococci; bacteria that belong to the streptococcus family
Rapid strep test: An accurate and reliable 3 minute in-office test used to diagnose streptococcal throat infections