Primary Care

Urgent care to stop your strep throat

A common illness, strep throat accounts for about 15 to 30 percent of all sore throats in children and about 5 to 15 percent in adults. It’s caused by group A streptococcus (“strep”) bacteria. This bacteria spreads easily through sneezing, coughing and shaking hands.

Did your kid catch strep throat at school and pass it along to your family members? Goshen Physicians Family Medicine & Urgent Care can help. Our providers are committed to your health and offer trusted treatment for strep throat in Goshen, IN.

Visit our urgent care center on Elkhart Road or call (574) 535-1700 for an appointment. We’re open Monday through Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. and weekends from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

What are strep throat symptoms?

Do you have a sore throat and pain when swallowing? You may have strep throat. Other signs of strep throat include:

  • Red or white patches in the throat
  • Swollen lymph nodes (glands) in the neck
  • Fever
  • Headache
  • Loss of appetite
  • Nausea

In rare cases strep throat can also cause a red, slightly raised skin rash.

Treating your sore throat

Strep throat treatment from Goshen Physicians Family Medicine & Urgent Care can help your family fight off and prevent this infection. We usually use antibiotics to treat strep throat. Antibiotics only work on bacteria, so your provider will perform a strep test to see if bacteria are present. A strep test involves swabbing the back of your throat with a large cotton swab.

Symptoms typically improve within 24 hours of starting antibiotics, but it’s still important to finish the full course to kill all the bacteria.

Call (574) 535-1700 to see one of our providers and be connected to a primary care provider for your long-term health maintenance.

Goshen Physicians Family Medicine & Urgent Care serves Elkhart County with urgent care for strep throat in Goshen, IN.