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Strep Throat

What is a Strep Throat?

Strep throat is a very common infection of your throat and tonsils causing inflammation and irritation.

Help for Strep Throat at Bronson

If strep 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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Symptoms of Strep Throat

Common symptoms of strep throat are:

  • Pain or difficulty when swallowing
  • Swollen and red tonsils
  • Small red spots on the back of the roof of the mouth
  • Tender and swollen lymph nodes in the neck
  • Fever
  • Headache
  • Chills
  • Loss of appetite
  • Nausea and vomiting in younger children

Common Causes of Strep Throat

Strep throat is caused by the bacteria Streptococcus. It can spread from person to person through airborne droplets (coughs and sneezes) or by touching infected hard surfaces. Cases are more common in the winter or early spring and among young children.

Prevention of Strep Throat

Strep throat is contagious and can be spread from person to person. To prevent getting and passing strep throat, consider following the tips below:

Prevent Getting Strep Throat

  • Wash your hands frequently
  • Avoid contact with people who are sick
  • Drink plenty of fluids
  • Get enough sleep

Prevent Passing a Sinus Infection

  • 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 and contagious
  • Complete the course of prescribed antibiotics

Strep Throat Treatment

It is important to treat strep throat - the sooner, the better. Contact your doctor or view the Need Care Now? section below.

Types of treatment

Several treatments can help you alleviate and manage your discomfort. 

  • If you are confirmed to have strep throat, your provider will prescribe antibiotics
  • Over-the-counter medications such as ibuprofen or acetaminophen
  • Increase your water intake
  • Avoid caffeine
  • Gargle salt water
  • Use throat lozenges

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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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FastCare®

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.