Kids tend to get sick often, and sometimes, the symptoms seem like more than a normal cold. A pediatric urgent care provider may diagnose your child with strep throat if he or she has rapidly developed throat pain, or has painful swallowing, headache, fever, swollen lymph nodes, and body aches. Young children in particular are prone to nausea and vomiting with strep throat.
Watch this video to hear more about the symptoms of strep throat, including the symptoms that warrant an emergency pediatrician’s prompt attention. If left untreated, it’s possible—though rare—for strep throat to lead to complications. These might include rheumatic fever and kidney inflammation.
Does your child need urgent care in the DFW area for the troublesome symptoms of strep throat? Call Pediatrics After Hours at or stop by one of our four convenient locations.