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Can Strep Throat Go Away on Its Own?

Can Strep Throat Go Away on Its Own?

Young girl with sore throat

Strep throat is a notoriously miserable illness that can cause severe throat pain, difficulty swallowing, tender lymph nodes, headaches, and a general feeling of “blah.” If you or your child is experiencing symptoms of strep throat, you may be wondering if at-home remedies can quell this illness and spare you a trip to the doctor’s office.

While good old-fashioned rest and hydration are enough to address some mild viral infections like the common cold, strep throat (streptococcal pharyngitis) is caused by bacteria that can only be cleared with prescription antibiotics. It’s possible for some symptoms to improve without treatment, but the underlying bacteria will remain and likely continue to spread. Professional medical care is necessary to fully treat strep throat and prevent serious complications like kidney inflammation and rheumatic fever from occurring.

Walk-In Strep Throat Treatment at Fast Track Urgent Care

Don’t stress—Fast Track Urgent Care makes it simple for you or your child to receive professional strep throat treatment. Our fully equipped urgent care centers in Silver Spring and Kensington are open every day during extended hours and do not require appointments (but if you’d prefer to make an appointment, you can easily do so on our website). Our board-certified clinicians perform and evaluate strep tests onsite, then prescribe appropriate dosages of antibiotics to quickly and safely clear bacterial infections. Most patients feel significantly better in just a day or two!

Kick strep throat and its nagging symptoms to the curb by visiting Fast Track Urgent Care today. We accept most health insurance plans and treat patients of all ages.