Treating A Sore Throat

We understand that a sore throat can be very uncomfortable. Our physicians are experienced to provide you and your family with the proper diagnosis and treatment for your irritated throat.

A sore throat can be caused by both viral and bacterial infections. When a sore throat is due to a viral infection, such as a cold or the flu, it usually resolves on its own.

Strep Throat

Strep throat is a less common form of a sore throat caused by a bacterial infection. Although both children and adults can contract strep throat, it is typically more common among children.

Sore Throat Symptoms

If you are experiencing the following symptoms, stop by the Physicians Immediate Care clinic near you for a diagnosis:

  • Scratchy or irritated throat
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • Increased irritation when talking or swallowing
  • Swollen glands
  • Swollen tonsils
  • Hoarseness

Diagnosis and Treatment

Physicians Immediate Care now offers advanced molecular Strep A testing * to diagnose strep throat. The increase in sensitivity eliminates the need to send out for a throat culture, with accurate results in less than 8 minutes. Get faster, more accurate results than traditional testing. We are excited to offer this new technology to our patients. This simple test causes no discomfort, and you can have results within minutes.

If the results come back positive for a bacterial infection, you will be prescribed an antibiotic. For more information about sore throats or the treatments we offer for strep throat, contact us any time or reserve your time online.

*Illinois clinics only