Sore throat is most commonly caused by a virus, but strep throat is an infection caused by bacteria. It is a mild infection but can be very painful.
Strep throat is more common in children than adults and includes common symptoms such as:
To learn more about strep throat causes and symptoms, visit the CDC website here.
If you think you might have strep throat, our pharmacies now offer a convenient service that saves you both time and effort, our rapid strep test. No appointment needed, and we offer convenient hours and locations to get you back to life quickly.
If the results are positive, our pharmacists will dispense antibiotics along with care instructions. If the results are negative, you can have peace of mind that there is no contagious bacteria and our pharmacists will provide over-the-counter recommendations to help you start feeling better. To find a pharmacy, click here
Our pharmacies accept walk-ins and have extended business hours to help you get in and out quickly.
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