Get Sore Throat Treatment Fast at Our Urgent Care Clinic Near Waterford, MI

Young woman with sore throat isolated on white backgroundNot every sore throat requires medical attention. But throat pain is a symptom of a number of several contagious and potentially serious respiratory conditions, so you may want to seek testing that can accurately pinpoint the cause of your sore throat before your illness progresses. If you’re in the Waterford, Michigan, area, you can seek same-day testing and sore throat treatment at Springfield Urgent Care’s White Lake location only a few miles away.

We treat walk-in patients of all ages, from infants to seniors, for many non-life-threatening illnesses and injuries. We’re open every day of the week, from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., and our wait times are short. We don’t require appointments, but you can book a time for your visit using our convenient online check-in service if you wish.

On-Site Testing Is Often Step One in Sore Throat Treatment

Sore throats can be caused by viruses, bacteria, or allergens. The most effective treatment plan will depend on the cause. For example, strep throat is a bacterial infection that’s commonly treated with antibiotics. However, antibiotics would not be effective against a viral infection like the flu. If testing determines you have influenza, your medical practitioner might prescribe antiviral medication to help speed your recovery and relieve your sore throat and other flu symptoms.

Springfield Urgent Care is staffed by experienced, certified medical practitioners and equipped to provide same-day test results for these health conditions that may cause a sore throat:

  • Influenza
  • COVID-19
  • Strep
  • Mononucleosis
  • Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV)

When to Seek Urgent Care for a Sore Throat

In many cases, a sore throat will improve on its own with a few days of rest and the use of over-the-counter medication. However, if you or your child has a fever that’s higher than 101 degrees, swollen glands, pus on the tonsils, a rash, or severe pain that interferes with eating or sleeping, it’s a good idea to seek medical treatment.

Contact Springfield Urgent Care to learn more about the sore throat treatment and many other non-emergency medical services we provide to walk-in patients from the Waterford area.

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