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Strep throat, or pharyngitis, is caused by a bacterial infection of the tonsils. If your child appears to have strep throat, bring him or her to a pediatric urgent care clinic for testing and treatment. The symptoms of strep throat can vary, and may include flu-like symptoms, abdominal pain, throat pain, and nausea. Children might also have nasal congestion and headaches.

Learn more about strep throat by watching this video. This doctor explains the medications that treat strep throat and which surgical treatment can help children who experience recurrent infections.

Pediatrics After Hours offers pediatric urgent care services in a pleasant, child-friendly environment. For more information on our services, please visit our website or call our Dallas clinic at  214-363-7242, Plano at 972-618-2493, Garland at 214-919-3170.

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