Sore Throat Treatment for Patients of All Ages in Turtle Bay
Sore throat treatment is made conveniently available for individuals in Turtle Bay by the compassionate and highly qualified medical team of MedRite Urgent Care. We’re dedicated to providing fast, efficient, and affordable care for sore throats and countless other non-life-threatening injuries or illnesses. Appointments are never needed, and our extended hours and weekend availability allows patients to receive treatment based on their own schedules. Plus, our wait time is only minutes, so you don’t have to waste precious recovery time spent in a waiting room.
A sore throat, or pharyngitis, is typically caused by a viral infection, such as the common cold. If this is the case, sore throat treatment can be obtained through home remedies, including rest, over-the-counter medications, gargling with warm salt water, and drinking plenty of fluids. During your visit, your doctor will examine your throat with a lighted instrument, gently assess your neck for swollen lymph nodes, and also evaluate your breathing through a stethoscope. However, if suspected, your physician may request a rapid strep test or a throat swab culture to analyze sample cells for infection-causing bacteria. The most common conditions that result from such bacteria are strep throat and meningitis, and such bacterial infections require antibiotics for treatment before they progress or cause serious complications.
In order to provide to most appropriate sore throat treatment, our Turtle Bay physician will need to determine the precise cause of your sore throat. Causes may include:
- Viral infections – influenza, measles, mononucleosis (mono), and chickenpox
- Bacterial infections – diphtheria and whooping cough, in addition to strep and meningitis
- Other causes – allergies, gastroesophageal reflux disease, dryness, muscle strain, HIV, and irritants, including tobacco use, alcohol consumption, and spicy foods
Furthermore, to accommodate our patients’ financial budgets, we gladly accept all major health insurance plans. Whether you’re seeking sore throat treatment or require immediate medical attention for a non-emergency injury, we have locations near Turtle Bay and throughout Manhattan where relief awaits you. Don’t hesitate, come in to MedRite Urgent Care so we can help you save time and feel better today.