Sore Throat Treatment Available for Residents of Vandalia, IL & Surrounding Areas
If you are a resident of Vandalia, Illinois, and are seeking treatment for a sore throat, turn to Effingham Express Care. As a physician-led urgent care clinic, we provide our patients with an affordable and convenient alternative to waiting for hours in an emergency room for a non-emergency situation or trying to make an appointment with a primary care physician without having to miss work or school. Our facility is open seven days a week with extended hours, allowing you to come at a time that best suits your schedule. Best of all, appointments are not required – simply stop by on your way home from the office, on the weekend, or another time that is most convenient for you.
Sore throats are a common symptom of the cold or flu, and can usually be remedied at home by gargling salt water, sucking on throat lozenges, staying hydrated, and getting plenty of rest. However, in cases where a sore throat is actually the symptom of a more serious condition – such as strep throat – a visit to the physician may be required for the appropriate medication. At Effingham Express Care, we are equipped to provide strep testing to residents throughout Vandalia, IL, and can prescribe them with the appropriate treatment to sooth a sore throat.
A doctor’s visit may be required if you are experiencing the following symptoms in conjunction with your sore throat:
- Pain when swallowing
- Fever and chills
- An extremely red throat
- Pus on your tonsils
To learn more about the sore throat treatment options available to residents of Vandalia, IL, and all surrounding communities, contact or visit Effingham Express Care today.