Sore throats can be quite painful, and those with a sore throat are more likely to visit their doctor than any other patient. A sore throat is also one of the main reasons why people take sick days. The trick to treating a sore throat is knowing when it’s time to make the transition from at-home therapy to seeing the doctor. In this article, we talk about everything you should know about a sore throat and when to call our GP service in Costa del Sol for a sore throat.
A sore throat usually consists of pain, irritation, and itchiness. This condition can often feel worse when you swallow. A viral infection is one of the most common causes of a sore throat. Most people have a sore throat when they’re suffering from a cold or flu. The good news is that most sore throats will disappear on their own and won't need a call to our GP service in Costa del Sol for a sore throat.
Streptococcal infection, also known as “Strep throat” is much less common. This condition is caused by bacteria and antibiotics are needed to help prevent it from getting worse.
The symptoms of a sore throat tend to differ depending on what they are caused by. Some symptoms include:
If an infection has caused your sore throat you might also have:
Call our GP service in Costa del Sol for a sore throat if you have :
Our medical teams are waiting for your call. They are here to respond to accidents, life-threatening illnesses and conditions and anything that requires urgent medical care.
As a member of Helicopteros Sanitarios, your call mobilizes our medical team, who are ready to provide you with a quick diagnosis. They speak both English and Spanish and they can prescribe medication and the most appropriate treatment.