Sore throat treatment
Are you suffering from a sore throat or something more serious? From home remedies to antibiotics, get the care you need with treatment today.Pick Appointment Time
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They'll talk you through your concerns, prescribe any medications, and make outside referrals, if necessary.
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Your provider will contact you directly about any follow-up appointments, exams, or tests.
Common sore throat symptoms & treatment
Finding it painful to swallow? This common condition can occur for a variety of reasons including air pollution, smoking, or straining your vocal cords. Notice swollen lymph nodes or tiny, red spots on the roof of your mouth? It might be something more serious like strep throat. Strep throat is a bacterial infection transmitted when you come in contact with someone else who already has it. It usually goes away in a few days or weeks and is easily treated with antibiotics.Pick Appointment Time
sore throat symptoms
- Pain when swallowing
- Scratchy, burning, irritated sensation in throat
- Tiny, red spots on the roof of the mouth
- Swollen lymph nodes in the neck
HOW TO TREAT A SORE THROAT
Try drinking hot fluids or taking nonprescription medications like lozenges to help soothe your throat. Not working? Book a virtual visit with a provider to see if it's something more serious like strep throat.
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After introducing themselves, they’ll confirm and review the information submitted during the appointment booking. This will include your chief complaint, symptoms selected, and some overall questions about your current health.
The provider will then create a unique care plan based on your conversation and diagnosis, and send it to you through the app.
- Summarizes what was discussed
- Lays out next steps for care or treatment
- Often provides relevant educational materials
- May include a link for booking an appointment at clinic near you if needed
- Includes any prescriptions listed under your care plan, with a convenient ‘Fill’ button next to the list, so you can select your preferred pharmacy.
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- Your ID
- Your smartphone or desktop computer
Schedule your appointment in these easy steps.
Step 1: Download the Carbon Health app for IOS or Android.
Step 2: Open the app and click "Get Care."
Then, choose from the following options:
- Urgent Care
- Primary Care
- Mental Health
Step 3: Select your condition from the menu or search for your specific symptom.
Step 4: Choose your appointment time.
Quick Tip: Virtual care appointments can be made up to 10 minutes prior to the start of your virtual visit. Just be sure you complete your registration information before your appointment time, or your appointment will be rescheduled.
Step 5: Create your account if you haven’t already. If you already have an account, select an option for how you’d like to pay for your visit using insurance or with a credit card.
Step 6: Read over and sign the ‘Consent to Treat’ form.
Step 7: Confirm your appointment details. Once confirmed, you’ll answer a few questions from our team to give them more background on your specific health issue.
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