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Mailing Address:

3328 Jenkins Rd, Suite 200

Chattanooga, TN 37421

Phone: (423) 825-4040

Fax: (423) 825-4043

 

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Hours of Operation:

Monday - Friday

9:00am - 5:00pm

 

Sick Walk Ins:

8:30am - 9:00am

 

Emergency Sick:

(Saturday am by appointment only)

 

Sore Throats

While most parents are worried about strep throat when their child has a sore throat infection, there are also many viruses that cause infections that look very similar to strep. If your child has a sore throat with fever and a red, swollen throat or tonsils then he should be seen so that he can be tested for strep throat. If the tests for strep are negative, then your child’s throat infection is caused by a virus and antibiotics will not work. Viral infections (including mono) of the throat usually improve in 2 – 3 days without treatment.

 

Some things you can do to make your child with a sore throat more comfortable include: