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Sore Throat Specialist

Mom's Choice Mobile Healthcare

Family Medicine & Urgent Care located in Mckinney, TX

A sore throat can make it difficult to focus on anything else, and finding relief becomes a top priority. Stephanie Guignard, CPNP, and the team at Mom's Choice Mobile Healthcare in McKinney, Texas, offer comprehensive diagnostic and treatment services for a sore throat in your preferred setting, and can get you on a path to relief as quickly as possible. Booking takes just moments online or by phone, and same-day appointments are available, so don’t suffer with a sore throat any longer than you have to.

Sore Throat Q & A

What are some potential causes of a sore throat?

A sore throat can take many forms, with some more troubling than others. You might find that your throat feels dry and scratchy upon waking, or you might have a sore throat that hurts so badly that it’s difficult to swallow. 

Numerous things can cause a sore throat. Some common examples include:

  • Cheering or loud singing
  • Dry air in your sleeping environment
  • Allergies
  • Bacterial infection
  • Viral infection

Many cases of sore throat resolve on their own after a period of self-care. You might try reducing discomfort with over-the-counter pain medications or sipping water or warm tea to soothe your throat. 

If symptoms are severe or persist after self-care efforts, call Mom's Choice Mobile Healthcare to schedule an in-home assessment. 

What are some symptoms that accompany a sore throat?

The primary symptom of a sore throat is pain when speaking or swallowing. In some cases, you may even experience pain when you’re sitting still and simply breathing. 

Additional symptoms that can accompany a sore throat include:

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Stuffy or runny nose
  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Swollen glands in your neck
  • White patches on your tonsils
  • Hoarse voice

Be sure to take note of these symptoms and let your practitioner know. This will help them guide your diagnostic path. Rapid testing for strep throat is available, as well as rapid testing for COVID-19. 

What kinds of treatments can help soothe a sore throat?

Your treatment path depends on the cause of your sore throat. Strep throat and certain other bacterial infections may require a course of antibiotics to treat the infection. Be sure to take all antibiotics exactly as prescribed for optimal results. 

If your sore throat is caused by a viral infection, the best treatment may involve supporting your body as it moves through the healing process. Your practitioner can advise you on ways to feel better. 

If your sore throat is brought on by another illness, your treatment likely focuses on addressing the root cause. You may need additional testing to create a customized treatment plan, but your practitioner works with you as you move ahead. Lab testing is available. 

Don’t live with a sore throat when relief is available. Call the Mom's Choice Mobile Healthcare office to book a visit, or spend some time on the online scheduling page to find a time that fits your schedule. Same-day appointments are also an option.