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Strep Throat Testing & Treatment

Rapid strep testing is available for all walk-in patients. We diagnose your sore throat in minutes to begin the right treatment plan for you.

Walk-In Treatment For Strep Throat

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Strep throat is more than just a regular sore throat. Strep throat is caused by a bacterial infection that does not naturally get better on its own.

Fortunately, strep throat is easy to diagnose and treat. At Live Urgent Care, we offer walk-in testing and treatment for patients with strep throat symptoms.

If you are concerned about your throat pain, walk in or book your appointment ahead of time for fast answers and a personalized treatement plan.

Common Strep Throat Symptoms

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  • Sore throat
  • Pain when swallowing
  • Swollen tonsils with white or yellow spots
  • Red and swollen tonsils and glands
  • Fever above 100.4°F
  • Headache
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Body aches

Strep Throat Testing Options

To diagnose strep throat, a provider or medical assistant will perform either a rapid strep test or a throat culture. The rapid test involves swabbing the back of the throat and analyzing the swab for the presence of streptococcus bacteria. A throat culture is a more in-depth test that involves growing bacteria from a throat swab in a laboratory to determine the specific type of bacteria causing the infection.

At Live Urgent Care, we offer rapid strep throat testing and RT-PCR testing. Both options include a throat swab, but PCR testing offers remarkable accuracy and provides results in as little as one hour.