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Sore Throat

What is a Sore Throat?

A sore throat is a pain or irritation that can occur with or without swallowing. A sore throat may be temporary or may be caused by an underlying condition.

Help for a Sore Throat at Bronson

If a sore throat is causing you concern, discomfort or interrupting your daily life, you can rely upon your local care team at Bronson to provide the relief you need.

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Common Causes of Sore Throats

Common symptoms of a sore throat are:

  • Allergens
  • Bacterial infections
  • Common cold
  • Flu
  • Throat dryness
  • Irritants such as tobacco, alcohol and spices
  • Strep throat
  • Viral infections

Prevention of Sore Throats

To prevent getting and passing a sore throat, consider following the tips below:

Prevent Getting a Sore Throat

  • Wash your hands frequently
  • Avoid contact with people who are sick
  • Drink plenty of fluids
  • Get enough sleep
  • Do not share cups and utensils

Prevent Passing a Sore Throat

  • Wash your hands frequently
  • Cover your mouth when you cough or sneeze
  • Avoid sneezing or coughing into your hands
  • Stay home while you are sick
  • Do not share cups and utensils

Sore Throats Treatment

Some cases of a sore throat may get better on their own while others require medication. Based on the cause of a sore throat, several treatments can help you alleviate your symptoms.

Types of treatment 

  • Over-the-counter medications
  • Drink warm liquids
  • Rest your voice
  • Use a humidifier
  • Avoid irritants such as alcohol
  • Increase your water intake
  • Avoid caffeine
  • Gargle saltwater
  • Use throat lozenges

If your symptoms continue or worsen, call your doctor.

When to Seek Medical Care

Seek immediate care if:

  • If your symptoms continue, worsen or are reoccurring
  • You have a fever, rash or earache
  • Are experiencing joint pain
  • Have phlegm
  • Have a lump in your neck
  • Difficulty breathing or swallowing
  • Your child is drooling

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On Demand Video Visit

See a doctor online using your smartphone, tablet or computer from the comfort of your home for minor illnesses (patients 18 months or older).

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Contact your Primary Care Provider

Current patients can schedule in-person or video visit appointments by calling the office.

Scheduled Video Visit

Find a doctor and schedule online or by calling (269) 341-7788.

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Walk-in care for minor illnesses for patients (18 months or older) in Kalamazoo.

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Urgent Care

Walk-in care for non-life threatening illnesses or injuries in Battle Creek.

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Emergency Care

Walk-in care for serious or life-threatening injuries or illnesses. If you are unable to walk-in, dial 911 for emergency assistance.

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Find the Right Care Based on Your Need

Still not sure which is the best care option for you? Visit our Need Care Now page to compare options.

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Know When to Dial 911

If you are have persisting or worsening symptoms, or are experiencing a life-threatening condition such as chest pain, trouble breathing or stroke symptoms, call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room.