A sore throat is often nothing more than the result of a cold. But in some cases, the symptom can be related to a much more dangerous condition such as Group A Streptococcus bacteria, which cause strep throat. It’s important that you know more about the symptoms of dangerous throat conditions in deciding whether you should see a doctor. In our latest post, our team at Advanced Urgent Care explains when and why you should see a doctor for your sore throat.
It’s important to consider the symptoms to watch for when evaluating your sore throat. Our team at Advanced Urgent Care has worked with hundreds of patients who put off seeing a specialist because they didn’t recognize these symptoms. The following issues should be considered serious and will require professional medical attention:
- Painful swallowing
- Sudden onset of a severe sore throat
- Stomach ache
- Pus on tonsils
- Red rash on throat
Its also important to note that even if you don’t have the other symptoms, having difficulty swallowing requires immediate attention from a specialist.
Once you have had your sore throat diagnosed by your specialist it’s then time to begin the recovery phase. Follow your specialist’s advice and take the full course of medication they prescribe to you. This is the only way of ensuring a full recovery from your throat condition.
Remember that you will still be contagious in the 24-48 hours after diagnosis if you have strep throat. And so, you should book at least 48 hours off work to allow the ideal recovery time. It’s also important that you replace all toothbrushes and thoroughly wash any cups and plates you used while you were ill.
Our team at Advanced Urgent Careis here to guide you through the recovery process. We offer expert guidance and a medical clinic featuring the latest diagnostic and treatment tools. To begin your treatment with us today, contact our team directly.
Please note that our Urgent Care Facilities might not be able to treat all conditions similar to those described here and these patients are referred to a local emergency room if a high-level of care is required.