Strep Test

Dealing with streptococcus (strep) is never a fun experience for anyone. Strep, or strep throat, is a very common bacterial infection. Strep results in a sore and/or scratchy throat. Strep throat can take anywhere from a few days to a few weeks to resolve. Getting professional medical attention from the experts at Metro Urgent Care can vastly improve the recovery times while reducing the pain you experience.

Getting a strep test will help you to determine whether or not you’re suffering from strep throat and, most importantly, how severe the case is.


Where Can I Get a Strep Test?

Have you been wondering, “Where can I get a strep test?” Metro Urgent Care provides strep throat testing so that you or your family will know with certainty whether or not someone is currently suffering from strep throat.

If you experience the symptoms of strep throat, it’s important to see a medical professional as quickly as you can. Strep throat is a contagious disease that can spread easily to people who are in close proximity. Most commonly, strep throat spreads the quickest in small offices, schools, day care centers, and family households.

The longer you take to receive a strep throat test or find treatment, the higher the risk is of giving or receiving the infection itself. The quicker you take action, the lower the chances are of spreading the infection while vastly improving the recovery time. Visit Metro Urgent Care today and we’ll help you to get treated so that you can minimize the pain associated with strep throat.


Symptoms of Strep Throat

The symptoms of strep throat are often shared with other kinds of throat related pains or conditions. The following are the most common symptoms someone may experience if they are currently suffering from strep throat:

  • Pain in the ears
  • Pain while swallowing
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • Varying severity of pain, often severe
  • Chills
  • Fatigue
  • Fever
  • Loss of an appetite
  • Throat irritation and soreness
  • Reddened spots on the skin
  • Nausea and/or vomiting
  • Bad breath
  • Headaches
  • Nasal congestion
  • Swollen tonsils
  • and more

If you are experiencing any number of these symptoms or characteristics, stop in or give us a call today to test for strep throat.


Treatment of Strep Throat

Visiting Metro Urgent Care and taking tests for strep throat will be the quickest way to get the most effective treatment for your strep throat. Our urgent care centers welcome walk-ins at any time, meaning that you can visit when it’s most convenient for you or your family.

If you can’t make it in right away but need a short-term solution to the pain from your sore throat, you can take an anti-inflammatory like Ibuprofen (Advil) or a pain reliever like Acetaminophen (Tylenol) until you can take a proper strep throat test.

Are you ready to get treatment for your strep throat? Are you unsure of how severe strep is? Give us a call and let us know about what you’re experiencing. You can always stop in to any of our urgent care centers at any time to receive a quick and easy strep throat test.

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