Rapid Strep Testing in Port Orange, FL

The hallmark signs of strep throat are painful swallowing and raw, scratchy sensations in the throat. This common illness is caused by a bacterial infection that demands timely treatment. Unlike a viral sore throat, which often goes hand-in-hand with the common cold and influenza (flu), strep throat may not resolve on its own and can lead to complications if left untreated.

While strep throat is most frequently diagnosed in children, it can affect people of all ages. At Halifax Health ExpressCare in Port Orange, Florida, our experienced medical providers offer rapid strep testing on-site, helping to ensure a prompt result and tailored treatment.

How Do You Know if You Need Rapid Strep Testing?

Strep throat symptoms, which tend to be more severe than those of a viral sore throat, can include:

  • Inflamed tonsils
  • Red spots at the back of the mouth
  • Swollen lymph nodes in the neck
  • Fever, chills and body aches
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Headache

During your rapid strep test, your provider will gently swab the back of your throat and then test the swab for strep antigens in our on-site lab. A positive test result indicates a strep infection.

If we determine that you have strep throat, our team may recommend an antibiotic medication to help combat the infection. If so, it is essential to take this medication exactly as prescribed, even if your symptoms resolve quickly, which is common with antibiotic treatment. Other steps you can take to feel better include resting, staying hydrated, gargling with warm salt water, and eating soft foods.

If you have a severe sore throat, visit Halifax Health ExpressCare in Port Orange, FL, today for rapid strep testing and personalized care. Our dedicated team provides non-emergency urgent care daily during extended hours. We will ensure you receive the high-quality medical attention you need and deserve.

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