Did you know that Strep throat is the most common bacterial cause of a sore throat? It accounts for about 5% – 15% of all sore throats in adults and 20% – 30% in children.
Strep throat can occur any time during the year, but late winter and early spring are considered to be it’s peak seasons.
The Medicine Shoppe in Spruce Grove can perform an easy, quick and painless test to see if you have a sore throat caused by a strep infection by taking a throat swab.
Most streptococcal throat infections will go away on their own without treatment. A positive strep test combined with certain symptoms may indicate the need for an antibiotic. Come in to find out the best way to treat your sore throat.