Do you have strep throat? A sore throat can affect people 1 year or older, but the risk of a sore throat is higher for some people. This includes children, smokers, people with allergies, and people with a compromised immune system. It may have be caused by a viral infection, such as a cold or flu. Often you will have symptoms such as: mild fever, white spots in the back of the throat, body aches, coughing, sneezing, swollen glands, and fatigue. A sore throat can also involve irritation, pain, and itchiness that can make it hard to swallow.
Here at AFC Urgent Care Springfield and West Springfield care about you and your family’s health. With no appointment necessary, we offer strep tests to those who need one. We will test them at our on-site lab and diagnosis it within minutes. We are conveniently open 7 days a week and are located at 415 Cooley St. in Springfield, as well as 18 Union St. in West Springfield!