Strep throat is a common illness seen among children attending school and daycare, so with children heading back to school and going to daycare, it’s important to know if the sore throat they are experiencing is actually strep. According to the CDC, 3 in 10 children with a sore throat have strep, whereas 1 in 10 adults with a sore throat has strep.
Telemedicine Visit for Strep: Symptoms
According to Healthline, strep is a bacterial infection that is highly contagious. If you or your child are experiencing the following symptoms it’s advised you stay at home to limit exposure. Seeking treatment through a telemedicine visit for strep is also a good option to limit exposure, while still getting treatment. Here’s how you can tell if you or your child has strep:
- You have a sore throat that started quickly
- You’re experiencing pain when swallowing
- You have a fever
- You have swollen tonsils
- There are tiny red spots on the roof of your mouth
- You have swollen lymph nodes in the front of your neck
It’s recommended if you are experiencing these symptoms to consult a doctor. Strep is a bacterial infection that can be treated with antibiotics. If doing a telemedicine visit for strep, the provider can call in any necessary prescriptions to the pharmacy of your choice.
Is it Strep or a Sore Throat?
If your sore throat is accompanied by a cough, runny nose, and hoarseness, it is likely you do not have strep throat. However, it is recommended to see a provider if you want to be sure. Key differences between a sore throat and strep are the tiny red spots at the roof of the mouth and swollen tonsils.
See a Provider from Home with a Telemedicine Visit for Strep
Strep can typically be diagnosed with a telemedicine visit for strep at Advanced Urgent Care & Occupational Medicine. These visits are available 7 days a week, 8 am to 8 pm. Click here learn more about telehealth visits and to schedule your visit today.