Did you know: Sore Throat (Pharyngitis). Viral pharyngitis infection is the most common cause of a sore throat and the etiologic agents are usually respiratory viruses, including adenoviruses, coxsackie A viruses, influenza, or parainfluenza virus. It is self- limited, and normally goes away on its own. Streptococcal pharyngitis which is the most frequent bacterial cause of infectious pharyngitis. In the winter months during Strep outbreaks, as many as 30% of episodes of pharyngitis may be caused by Strep A.
There are many reasons for a sore throat. Allergies, postnasal drip, colds, the flu, and bacterial infections all cause a painful throat. There are some symptoms, however, that make it more likely that you have strep throat, and need to be seen by a doctor.
If you have a sore throat or feel something coming on, visit our local Oklahoma City Urgent Care Clinic located on the NE Corner of May & Britton. We will get you feeling better faster.