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Should I Go to Urgent Care For a Sore Throat?

Madeline Hlobik
Madeline Hlobik21 Dec 2021
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Sore throats can be caused by various medical conditions such as a common cold, allergens, or other bacterial infections such as strep throat. Urgent cares offer treatment for a sore throat.

With Mira, you can get access to urgent care visits so that you can address issues such as a sore throat. Additionally, with Mira, you can receive access to up to 80% off on various prescriptions, lab testings, and other virtual healthcare services. Sign up today.

Going To An Urgent Care For a Sore Throat

Going to urgent care for a sore throat can be an efficient way to obtain medical advice, as they are great intermediates between emergency rooms and doctors’ offices. Additionally, you typically do not need an appointment to visit urgent care, which is beneficial for those who prefer a walk-in facility or need care on short notice.

At urgent care facilities, they will be able to assess your sore throat and perform tests to rule out strep throat. After evaluating you, they will also provide necessary medications and treatment plans.

Symptoms that indicate you should go to urgent care for a sore throat include:

  • Your sore throat persists
  • Your symptoms worsen
  • You have a high fever that persists
  • You have difficulty swallowing
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Madeline Hlobik

Madeline is a Senior at UCLA majoring in Human Biology & Society with a minor in Spanish. She's currently a Healthcare Research Analyst at Mira, writing content for the blog to help the public better understand certain medical issues, technologies, testings, and the importance of healthcare.

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