Treating a Sore Throat

Sore throat, or Pharyngitis, is a very common condition. Sometimes it is also called strep throat when it’s caused by a bacteria. It is often helpful to see a picture of the back of your throat and you can use our image upload feature to facilitate this.

Medications that we may prescribe include antibiotics, if necessary, and pain medication.

Salt water gargling and throat lozenges can also be helpful.

If there are other concerning factors, you may need a more comprehensive evaluation. In some instances, this can be performed by us through a video telemedicine visit, and in some cases, you will need an in-person evaluation by a healthcare provider. During your evaluation, we will assess the most appropriate level of care for you and provide you with the information and treatment you need to start feeling better.