Strep throat is a common and contagious infection caused by Group A streptococcus bacteria. Although it can affect anyone; it is especially common among children.
Strep throat is usually treated with an antibiotic. If one is prescribed to you, make sure to always finish the medication. To alleviate symptoms in the meantime, a pain reliever or NSAID can reduce swelling and relieve the pain.
If you think you or your child may have strep throat, consult a doctor. The doctors at AFC Urgent Care Urgent Care in South Plainfield can diagnose and treat strep throat in our state-of-the-art center. We have an on-site lab to perform diagnostic testing such as a throat culture. We are a walk-in center, so appointments are not required. Visit us at 907 Oak Tree Avenue, Oak Park Commons (near the Super A&P) in South Plainfield or call us at 908-222-3500.