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Winter and early spring means that people spend more time indoors. This inevitably increases your chances of contracting common viral and bacterial infections such as influenza and strep throat.

Early symptoms of a streptococcal bacterial infection typically include pain or difficulty swallowing, swollen lymph nodes in the neck, and a fever over 101° F. Visual symptoms might also involve white or yellow spots on the throat and tonsils. This might also be accompanied by a bright red throat or dark red spots on the roof of your mouth. Many people struggling with strep throat symptoms will also experience a severe and sudden sore throat without coughing, sneezing, or other symptoms of the common cold.

If you live in the New York City Area and you have been experiencing early symptoms of strep throat, you should schedule a rapid strep test at Dr. John Abroon’s internal medicine clinic on the Upper East Side. Our doctor will conduct a basic examination to see if you have pharyngitis, will then start the treatment process. This might shorten the duration of the infection, and reduce your chances of passing the streptococcal bacteria to friends, family members, and coworkers.
Treating strep throat often involves common sense self-care measures and prescription antibiotics.

If you live in the New York City area and you are experiencing symptoms of pharyngitis, you should call 212-288-0900 to schedule rapid strep test with Dr. John Abroon at his clinic on the Upper East Side