Sore Throat Specialist

Uptown Emergency Room

Emergency Room located in Dallas, TX

A sore throat isn’t necessarily a serious health issue, but one that persists may be a sign that something larger is at play. Not to mention, the pain and discomfort that comes with a sore throat, which makes even swallowing water a source of distress, can have a significant impact on your daily life. In these cases, you can find relief by visiting the expert doctors and nurses at Uptown Emergency Room in Dallas. Open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, the staff is on call to help you heal from a painful sore throat.

Sore Throat Q & A

Uptown Emergency Room

What causes a sore throat?

In most cases, a sore throat is caused by a viral infection, such as a cold or flu. In less common cases, a sore throat may be brought on by a streptococcal infection, or strep throat. You may also experience some temporary throat soreness from shouting or overusing your voice, but a little time usually resolves this issue.

A sore throat usually isn’t very serious, but if you or your child is in serious discomfort or unable to swallow, a trip to Uptown Emergency Room offers relief.

When should I see a doctor for my sore throat?

If you’ve been sick with a cold or the flu, and a sore throat is among your symptoms, this is perfectly natural. Still, it doesn’t mean that you need to suffer through the pain and discomfort.

If you’re experiencing problems with talking, breathing, or swallowing, the doctors at Uptown Emergency Room can prescribe or recommend medications that provide much-needed relief.

If your sore throat is persistent, or you see small white bumps at the back of your throat, you should see a doctor at Uptown Emergency Room as soon as possible. These may be signs of strep throat, which is highly contagious.

If your sore throat is accompanied by a fever, it’s also a good idea to see a doctor. For your safety, as well as those around you, it’s best to know what you’re dealing with so your doctor can take the necessary steps to clear up the infection or bacteria without further delay.

How is a sore throat treated?

Uptown Emergency Room is equipped with an onsite lab that can help you and your doctor get to the source of your sore throat more quickly. Through a swab and blood test, your doctor is able to zero in on the problem and get you on the road to a healthier throat.

In addition to its onsite lab, Uptown Emergency Room is also equipped with a Class F pharmacy for your convenience, which means relief is literally around the corner.

If you or your loved one is plagued by a nagging sore throat, call or visit Uptown Emergency Room at any time for relief.