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Find Relief For All Your Throat Troubles With Our Expert Care

Feeling tired of the constant scratchiness and the pain you feel during every swallow? It’s time to connect with medical experts who will help you manage that sore throat effectively!

When you’re experiencing a sore throat, it’s essential to identify the root cause. Either it is caused by bacteria, viruses, or an allergy. Our experienced healthcare experts will help you identify the root cause and devise a proper treatment plan that will help you find relief and recover from the nagging throat pain. 

You can either book your appointment or even walk into our clinic based in three locations: Rogers Park, Lincoln Park (Chicago) and Schererville.

What Exactly Is Sore Throat?

A sore throat is a persistent discomfort or pain in your throat that makes it difficult to swallow water or food. The three main types of infections that could lead to sore throat depending on the area of the throat where you feel pain or scratchiness are as follows: 

Pharyngitis: The pain and discomfort occurs in the pharynx (back of the throat)

Laryngitis: Redness, pain, and swelling occur in the voice box. 

Tonsillitis: Throat pain occurs due to inflammation in the tonsils (two pieces of lymphoid tissue present in the root of the tongue)

Four Possible Causes of Sore Throat

The most common causes of sore throat include:

  • Viruses: Influenza virus A or B, viruses that cause common cold, etc
  • Bacteria: Group A Streptococcus
  • Allergy: Seasonal allergens like pollen and mold, pet dander, etc
  • Smoking, fumes, or polluted air

How Can Family Urgent Care Help In Treating Sore Throat?

Here’s how our doctors can help you recover from sore throat:

  • Examine and Analyze: Once you visit our clinic in Indiana or Illinois, our healthcare providers examine your throat for redness, swelling, or white spots. 
  • Evaluate Symptoms: The provider asks you about your symptoms, medical history, or any allergies that might have triggered the inflammation process. 
  • Throat Culture: If the provider suspects a bacterial infection, then a throat culture might be done to rule out the bacteria that has caused a sore throat. 
  • Medications: The provider then prescribes you over-the-counter medications for symptom relief or antibiotics if necessary. 
  • General Health Counseling: You’ll also receive general health counselling regarding what you can eat and take until full recovery. 
  • Follow-Up Care: If you experience any concerning symptoms at home like fever or chills or your symptoms won’t improve even after treatment, you can book online video or phone appointments to connect with the doctor without commuting to the clinic.

When To Visit Urgent Care Clinic For Sore Throat?

If you have a sore throat along with any of the following symptoms, you need to visit Family Urgent Care right away: 

  • The pain and discomfort aren’t getting any better or it is worsening
  • Have a fever of 101 F or more lasting for a day or two. 
  • Have body aches, headaches or you feel drained.
  • A history of Strep Throat.
  • You experience a rash or joint pain. 
  • Ear pain
  • Blood in your saliva or sputum.

Do not hesitate to reach out to our healthcare providers and doctors if you experience any concerning symptoms as we are ready to help you recover and find relief from the persistent throat pain and discomfort. 

So, are you ready to defeat sore throat head-on and come out on top? Visit Family Urgent Care any day of the week or book a video or phone appointment to connect with our doctors without any hassle.