Strep Tests/Flu Tests
At Healthy Kids Pediatrics, we prioritize the swift diagnosis of common childhood illnesses to ensure the timely and appropriate treatment for your child. Two prevalent conditions that often concern parents, especially during the colder months, are strep throat and the flu. Our clinic offers reliable and quick tests for both, aiming to bring peace of mind to parents and relief to our young patients.
Strep Throat Testing
Strep throat, caused by the Streptococcus bacteria, is a throat infection that can cause pain, fever, and swelling of the tonsils and lymph nodes. Early detection is crucial, not just for the comfort of the child, but also to prevent complications that can arise if left untreated. Our strep test is a simple swab procedure that’s done in-office, producing results in a short span. If a positive diagnosis is made, appropriate antibiotics can be prescribed for treatment.
The influenza virus, commonly known as the flu, can be especially tough on children. Symptoms often include high fever, cough, sore throat, and body aches. Due to the severity and contagious nature of the flu, early detection can greatly benefit the patient and those around them. Similar to the strep test, our flu test is a swift and straightforward procedure that involves a nasal swab. A prompt diagnosis ensures that antiviral treatments can be considered if they are deemed beneficial.
Why Opt for Testing?
Both strep throat and the flu present symptoms that can be easily confused with other illnesses. By choosing to get a definitive test, parents can be assured of the exact cause of their child’s discomfort. This not only guides treatment but also informs decisions about school attendance, activities, and rest. At Healthy Kids Pediatrics, our primary goal is to minimize the duration of your child’s illness and maximize their comfort.
If you suspect your child might be showing symptoms of strep throat or the flu, or if you simply have questions about our testing procedures, please reach out. We are committed to providing the best care and information to keep your family healthy.