Fast & Effective Sore Throat Treatment for People in Holly, MI
Did you wake up with a scratchy throat that seems to get worse every time you swallow? Even a mild sore throat can be worrisome because it’s often an early sign that you’re coming down with a cold or the flu or experiencing a bacterial infection. Some people who have contracted COVID-19 have also reported experiencing throat pain. Fortunately, if you’re in the Holly, Michigan, area, you can turn to the caring medical team at Springfield Urgent Care for lab testing and sore throat treatment that can help put you on the fast track to recovery.
Springfield Urgent Care is proud to offer convenient and affordable treatment for a wide variety of nonemergency illnesses and injuries, including sore throats, at our walk-in clinics in Clarkston and Highland, both only a short drive from Holly. We treat patients of all ages, and we’re open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. every day of the week, including weekends.
Although sore throats often get better on their own, it’s a good idea to consult with our experienced and certified practitioners within a few days of feeling throat pain, especially during flu season. If your sore throat is a symptom of the flu, it’s important that you start treatment as soon as possible, as some antiviral medications are most effective early in the illness.
The Role of Lab Testing in Sore Throat Treatment
Springfield Urgent Care clinics are equipped to provide on-site lab testing that helps our practitioners accurately pinpoint the cause of throat pain and irritation and prescribe the most appropriate treatment. Some of the illnesses we might test for when you have a sore throat include:
- Strep throat
We also offer coronavirus testing. Because COVID-19 is a highly infectious disease with symptoms that are similar to other respiratory illnesses, we ask that patients who have a cough and fever of 100.4 or higher remain in their vehicles and call (248) 942-5888 when they arrive at our clinic. Then one of our friendly staff members will provide information about the next steps to take.
If you have questions about your sore throat symptoms and the treatment available at Springfield Urgent Care, contact us today.