Sore Throat Treatment FAQs

Sore throat is one of the most common urgent care illnesses that patients experience. Many viruses, illnesses, and even just exhaustion of the pharynx can lead to a sore throat for most patients. Sore throat in general can lead to many issues for patients such as extreme discomfort, difficulty breathing and swallowing, and may even be a symptom of a more troublesome chronic disease.

Below, we’ll dive into new options for patients that allow them to get sore throat treatment, the causes, and how AFC Urgent Care Warrington is ready to help!

Telemedicine Urgent Care for Sore Throat

Patients that need to continue social distancing at quarantining at home due to the COVID-19 pandemic can get sore throat treatment via telemedicine! Telemedicine allows our providers to provide care to patients remotely through their computer or smartphone! Just use the main page of our website to book an appointment today! Keep safe and healthy while getting high-quality urgent care through telemedicine appointments.

Sore throat causes and symptoms

The following causes of sore throat are the most common, which include illness and environmental changes. Additionally, physical strain can also impact the health of your throat. The main causes of sore throat include:

  • Viruses such as influenza and the common cold (rhinovirus)
  • Bacteria
  • Allergy triggers
  • Dry air
  • Smoke and tobacco use
  • Physical exertion or exhaustion
  • Dehydration
  • Asthma and other chronic conditions

The causes of sore throat also are likely to exacerbate common symptoms as well. Patients that have the flu or common cold may experience the following symptoms as well:

  • Fever
  • Congestion
  • Runny Nose
  • Sneezing
  • Coughing
  • Body aches
  • Difficulty swallowing and breathing
  • Swollen glands
  • Hoarse voice

At-home sore throat remedies

A sore throat can be treated initially with at-home remedies. An at-home remedy helps to reduce immediate pain, but patients should make sure they plan a visit to a nearby urgent care center as soon as they can. A few at-home remedies to try include gargling salt water, sipping hot water, OTC pain relievers used safely, inhaling steam, and honey. However, a doctor may recommend using cold and flu medicine to help reduce pain from a sudden sore throat.

Get sore throat treatment at AFC Warrington

If a painful sore throat continues to persist, then make sure you book an appointment today at AFC Warrington! Severe sore throat pain and increased difficulty eating or breathing requires medical intervention from urgent care experts. Make sure you visit our clinic, or book a telemedicine appointment, to get started with treatment.

Treatment for sore throat is available at AFC Urgent Care Warrington. Everyone including the residents of Central Bucks located around Warrington, Warminster, Doylestown, Horsham, Chalfont, and Hatboro can walk-in between 8:00AM – 8:00 PM on Weekdays and 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM on weekends.