Sore Throat

Sore Throat in Yakima, WA

Everyone deals with a sore throat at some point in their lives. Sore throats occur when the throat is irritated, painful, or scratchy, especially when swallowing. A sore throat can impact your comfort levels and make it hard to eat and drink throughout the day. There are different issues that could cause a sore throat and it’s important to talk to an urgent care provider that can determine the exact cause and get you the treatment that you need. Our providers at Peak
Mobile Medicine are here to help residents diagnose and treat sore throat symptoms. With the convenience of urgent care house visits, you can schedule an appointment that fits your busy life.

Causes of Sore Throat

If you’re dealing with a sore throat, there are many issues that it could be a symptom of. Most commonly, a sore throat is associated with a cold or the flu. Usually, sore throats are caused by a virus that heals on its own. Sore throats can also be caused by allergies. 

Another cause of sore throats is strep throat. This is less common but is caused by bacteria. If you’re dealing with a bacterial infection, it’s important to get treatment, otherwise it’s much harder for your body to deal with and it may never fully heal without treatment.

Symptoms of Sore Throat

Different issues have different symptoms, but it’s likely that you’ll experience multiple when you’re dealing with a sore throat. Some common symptoms include:
● Fever
● Difficulty swallowing
● Pain in the throat that worsens while talking or swallowing
● Swollen, red tonsils
● Swollen glands in the neck or jaw
● Hoarse voice
● Body aches
● Headache

Treating Your Sore Throat

Treatment depends on the cause of your sore throat. If you’re dealing with a bacterial infection, you’ll need an antibiotic to fight this off. A viral infection may just need time. You can usually take over-the-counter pain medications to deal with your symptoms and it’s important that you stay hydrated and get the rest that you need.

Our urgent care providers can offer a prompt evaluation of your condition, prevent further complications, and provide relief with tailored treatment options.

Contact Your Urgent Care Provider Today

Need help managing your sore throat symptoms so you can go back to enjoying your daily activities? Contact Peak Mobile Medicine today at (509) 350-5955 or schedule an appointment online! We proudly serve residents in Yakima, Union Gap, and the Greater West Valley area in Washington. Visit our service area page to learn more!

Peak Mobile Medicine


Yakima, WA 98908

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