Throat Pain

Throat Pain

Treatment for Sore Throat & Other Throat Problems

A sore throat is a frustrating and uncomfortable symptom that can indicate a range of different health conditions and illnesses. Throat pain can make it difficult to swallow, so eating, drinking, and breathing may become challenging or painful. Thankfully, these conditions are all easily treatable, often with over-the-counter or prescription medications. If you or someone in your family has been dealing with throat pain, visit the trusted medical providers at Jupiter Medical Urgent Care Center today.

We accept walk-in patients and you can contact us to find your nearest urgent care center in Jupiter, West Palm Beach, Stuart or Palm Beach Gardens.

When to Visit a Doctor for Sore Throat

We encourage you to visit our center if you are experiencing severe or chronic throat pain, or if you have a rash, a lump in your neck, a high fever, or cough up blood. Our medical providers can perform a physical examination along with a throat swab culture and/or a blood test to determine whether the cause of your pain is a throat injury, an infection, or something else.

Throat pain is most often caused by:

  • A cold or flu
  • Acid reflux
  • Infection, like strep throat
  • Chronic coughing
  • Tonsillitis

It is important to address issues early on, as conditions that cause throat pain may lead to complications like a worsened or spreading infection. Beginning treatment in the early stages of a sore throat caused by infection can clear up the problem faster and prevent you from further infection.