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  • A bacterium known as Streptococcus pyogenes is responsible for causing strep throat while sore throat is usually caused by viral infection such as cold or flu. Signs like coughing, runny nose, hoarseness, and, in some cases, conjunctivitis and pink eye can accompany a sore throat. The symptoms normally disappear within a week to 10 days. There could be some swelling or redness in the throat area.

    Strep throat, on the other hand, has a rapid start and is characterized by pain while swallowing, a fever exceeding 101°F (38°C), swollen tonsils, and lymph nodes. The tonsils appear large and red, with white patches. Consultation with a doctor becomes critical for an accurate diagnosis and appropriate treatment.

    While mild sore throats may resolve on their own, it’s good to see a doctor if you experience severe throat pain. The doctor may collect samples from the patient’s throat to test the bacteria and prescribe an appropriate antibiotic if necessary. Fever and sudden symptom onset are indicative of strep throat, requiring prompt medical attention.

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    At Walk In Clinic NYC, we prioritize low-cost healthcare and its availability to everyone who needs to see a doctor for urgent and non-urgent medical situations. We aim to provide the required treatment for sufferers of strep throat and sore throat at an affordable price. We offer walk-in services for extended hours six days a week

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