Sore Throat Relief in Greater Portland, OR
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Sore throat have you feeling just miserable? Is the pain consistently present with or without swallowing? Is your sore throat making it difficult to sleep at night or complete your daily activities? Your throat deserves relief! Columbia Clinic Urgent Care & Walk-in Clinic offers just the relief your throat needs. We specialize in treatment for all your sore throat medical needs. You could be suffering from more than just a minor throat irritation. Our goal is get you feeling better and back to your daily routine as soon as possible. What health conditions are commonly associated with a sore throat? Why should I seek medical care for my sore throat at Columbia Clinic Urgent Care & Walk-in Clinic?
What health conditions are commonly associated with a sore throat?
A sore throat, also known as pharyngitis, can be caused for a variety of reasons. In some cases it is simply the result of overuse of your voice. A sore throat often develops when your mouth becomes very dry, or from sleeping with your mouth open. However, it can also result from a viral infection in your nose and throat, such as a common cold. Strep throat, also known as streptococcal pharyngitis, is a more serious bacterial infection that causes a sore and scratchy throat. The pain in the throat often comes on quickly and can make swallowing difficult and painful. Symptoms of strep throat also include tender lymph nodes, and tonsils that become swollen and/or red with white patches or streaks of pus. Tonsillitis is inflammation of tissue located at the back of your throat. Indications of tonsillitis include sore throat, pain and difficulty swallowing, and swollen lymph nodes in the neck. Allergies can create Postnasal drip, secretions from the nose that drain down into your throat, and cause your throat to become sore. Upper respiratory infections are viral infections that affect your nose, throat, and airways. This infection can also contribute to a sore throat due to postnasal drip. Exposure to smoke and pollution can leave your throat feeling dry, scratchy, irritated, and sore.
Why should I seek medical care for my sore throat at Columbia Clinic Urgent Care & Walk-in Clinic?
Here at Columbia Clinic Urgent Care & Walk-in Clinic our compassionate medical team specializes in treatment options for patients suffering from a sore throat. It is important to make an appointment to see a doctor if you or a family member is experiencing soreness in the throat that is not relieved after drinking fluids. If a fever or rash develops seeing a physician is important. Seeing a doctor is also necessary if you notice any blood in your phlegm or saliva. You should immediately seek medical attention if you or a family member begins to experience difficulty swallowing, or breathing.
Our doctors at Columbia Clinic Urgent Care & Walk-in Clinic have training and experience in properly diagnosing, treating, and relieving sore throat symptoms. Your doctor will perform an exam to help determine the cause of your sore throat. If the doctor suspects you are suffering from strep throat then a swab sample, or culture, from your throat might be taken for testing. Test results will allow your doctor to determine if antibiotics are necessary for treatment and relief. Your physician might suggest over-the-counter pain reliever, such as Ibuprofen or Acetaminophen, and throat lozenges to provide some relief for your symptoms.
A sore throat never comes at a convenient time, but getting the relief you need is more convenient than ever. Columbia Clinic Urgent Care & Walk-in Clinic offers 6 convenient locations right near you. Call or stop by today and visit with a member of our trusted medical staff to schedule an appointment right away. Hours vary by location so visit our website to find the location with the hours that are right for you.