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Sore Throat Specialist

More MD -  - Family Medicine

More MD

Family Medicine, Primary Care, & Internists located in Prescott, Surprise, Gilbert & Lake Havasu City, AZ

Having a sore throat can make you feel miserable and unable to perform your daily tasks. Before your sore throat keeps you from work or school, schedule an evaluation with Tim Urell, DO, of More MD. With state-of-the-art offices in Sierra Vista, Surprise, and Prescott, Arizona, you have a primary care physician nearby. Book your appointment online or over the phone.

Sore Throat Q & A

What causes a sore throat?

A sore throat can lead to itchiness, soreness, and even difficulty swallowing, but it doesn’t always mean you’re sick. Some of the most common causes of a sore throat include:

  • Allergies
  • Dry indoor air
  • Viral infection
  • Mononucleosis
  • Chickenpox or croup
  • Bacterial streptococcal infection

You can even develop a sore throat if you have gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) or lingering heartburn. It’s important to never ignore a sore throat since you could certainly be coming down with an infection or be struggling with a chronic condition.

When should I see a doctor for a sore throat?

Dr. Moran and Dr. Urell of More MD want to ideally see you as soon as your sore throat starts. That way they can treat you before your sore throat progresses, especially if you are indeed sick. But it’s particularly important to head to the clinic if you experience any of the following sore throat-related symptoms.

  • Fever or rash
  • Lump in your neck
  • Earache in one or both ears
  • Difficulty swallowing or breathing

These symptoms indicate that you could be getting sick or potentially experiencing an allergy attack. Because the team at More MD welcome same-day sick visits, you can easily get in as soon as your sore throat starts.

How is a sore throat treated?

With an on-site laboratory available at More MD, you can often get diagnosed on the spot. Dr. Moran and Dr. Urell generally start by conducting a throat culture to find out if you have a bug that’s causing your sore throat. Once they determine the cause of your sore throat, they can get you started on treatment, which can include:

  • Antibiotic drugs
  • Immunotherapy (allergy shots)
  • Antiviral medications
  • Ear drops

You might even need prescription-strength cough syrup to help relieve any irritation or coughing you’re experiencing. Dr. Moran and Dr. Urell do everything possible to help you get relief from a sore throat, so you can get right back to your regular activities.

To get relief from your sore throat, start treatment at More MD today. Click on the online scheduler or call either location directly to book.