Strep Throat Treatment At Our Primary Care Clinic In Jacksonville

Primary Care | Preventive Care

Strep Throat

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What is Strep Throat?

Strep is a bacterial infection of the throat and tonsils. Younger children are more likely to get it if they have an older sibling or parent/caregiver with strep throat. Your child may show signs of strep throat from one to three days after being exposed.

Signs include a sore throat, fever, headache, nausea or vomiting, and swollen glands in the neck. Since many viruses can cause the same symptoms as strep, at Emed Multispecialty Group will need to perform a test for strep. Emed has instant lab work that can help with the diagnosis of strep throat and sells the medication through the in-house formulary so you can start getting well immediately. Strep requires antibiotic treatment and it is especially important to take all of the medicine or the infection may come back. If not treated, it can lead to rheumatic fever or a number of other health problems. Treatment does not prevent the common cause of kidney disease caused by a strep infection.

What are the symptoms?

The most common symptoms are:

  • Fever (usually higher than 101 degrees F).
  • A sore throat.
  • A headache.
  • Abdominal pain.
  • Swollen glands in the neck.
  • Decreased appetite.
  • Not wanting to swallow or drooling.
  • Decreased energy or fatigue.

At Emed Multispecialty Group, our staff will provide treatment for common family illnesses and injuries, administer vaccinations, conduct physicals and wellness screenings, and offer to monitor for chronic conditions. Our Physicians will diagnose, treat and write prescriptions for common illnesses such as strep throat, and other infections of the ears, nose, and throat.


We have decades of combined experience in primary care! Whether you have a cold or just need a checkup, we’re here for you!

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