A Quick Look at Strep Throat

Strep throat is a common problem treated in clinics and urgent care centers in Atlanta. This infection is more severe than a typical sore throat, and it tends to develop quickly and affect children more often than adults. Watch this video to learn more about strep throat.

Some of the symptoms associated with this condition include fever, severe pain with swallowing, red and swollen tonsils, loss of appetite and nausea, and patches of red or white in the throat. Your family physician or urgent care doctor can test you for the strep bacteria by swabbing your throat. If you have strep, then your doctor may prescribe antibiotics that can help you feel better within a couple of days. Also, be sure to get lots of rest, stay hydrated, and eat soups and soft foods to help speed your recovery.