Strep Throat

Seek Medical Care To Get Relief From Throat Infection

Fed up with a scratchy and painful throat? Are you worried that it might be more than just an ordinary flu? A quick visit to an urgent care clinic can make you feel a lot better. 

At Family Urgent Care we have a dedicated team of healthcare experts and doctors who actively listen to your symptoms, perform a throat examination and prescribe you medicines that are best suited to your unique health needs. 

You can visit us if you live in Indiana or Illinois as we operate in Rogers Park and Lincoln Park in Chicago and Schererville in Indiana. 

The story doesn’t end here! You can even connect with our doctors online by booking an online video or phone for yourself or your child for Strep throat.

What is Strep Throat And How Does It Occur?

Strep throat is one of the most common bacterial infections that occurs when a bacteria ‘Group A Streptococcus’ enters your body through airborne droplets or by direct contact. This infection is common in all ages: children, teenagers, adults and the elderly. 

The main reason that this bacteria spreads easily is when people

  • Share personal items like drinks, clothes, and towels
  • Breathe in airborne droplets that contain strep bacteria
  • Touch something that has bacteria and then touch your mouth or nose. 
  • Come in direct contact with the infected person.

What Are The Complications Of Strep Throat If Left Untreated?

Most people get confused thinking ‘Should I wait for the symptoms to settle on their own or visit a doctor nearby?’ If you leave Strep throat untreated and do not take a proper course of antibiotics, then it might lead to:

  • The spreading of bacteria into tonsils (causing tonsilitis), sinuses (sinusitis), middle ear (otitis media), or blood. 
  • Rheumatic fever (inflammation in the heart, joint, skin, or brain)
  • Scarlet fever (an infection caused by the spreading of strep bacteria that presents with rash, sore throat and high fever)
  • Inflammation in the kidneys that might lead to blood in urine, swelling or high blood pressure

Visit Family Urgent Care If You Experience These Symptoms

If you experience any of the following symptoms in yourself or any member of your family, you can visit our clinic without any delay,

  • If you have a fever and sore throat that started suddenly
  • Red and swollen tonsils
  • You’re feeling severe pain when swallowing food or drinking water.
  • There are tiny red spots on the roof of your mouth.
  • You can feel swollen lymph nodes in your neck.
Know If You Are At More Risk For Strep Throat​

How Can Family Urgent Care Help In Treating Strep Throat?

It’s time to say goodbye to throat troubles as our team is here to turn the irritating pain into relief, ensuring that your throat gets the VIP treatment it deserves. 

Once you visit Family Urgent Care for Strep Throat, our healthcare providers examine your throat, ask you about your symptoms and take a culture test if necessary. The doctor then prescribes appropriate antibiotics or other symptom-relief medicines depending upon the severity of your infection. 

Not to mention, you can also book a same-day phone or video appointment within minutes and consult our healthcare experts without any hassle of commuting to the clinic.