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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Loury
39 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Suggestions: Cepacol lozenges, tylenol, (acetaminophen) and advil. If it continues then get culture to make sure not strep. Novacaine gel can help.

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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Culviner
30 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Probably not: This is a very common problem. Most people can manage the condition by frequent gargling with listerine or hydrogen peroxide, gently brushing over the ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. William Carlos
20 years experience Critical Care
Spray: I would get a bulb suction (rubber -- the kind we suck out kids noses with) and fill it with water and try to squirt it at the back tonsil/pill to try ... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jennifer Frank
22 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: Morgan - you can get a throat infection more than once, even if you were treated with antibiotics. Most throat infections are viral and can take seve ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aruna Adaikkalam
38 years experience Internal Medicine
I won't go for it: Vinegar is diluted acetic acid. The acids can destroy the enamel of teeth, can also cause inflammation as oral mucosa is very soft and sensitive. Go f ... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Louis Gallia
45 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
ENT doc: Good start to symptomatic treatment. See ENT doc. Tonsils may have to be removed.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
Having sore throat?: Throat symptoms can be from strep throat infection (antibiotics are needed), mono or a cold or influenza (antibiotics usually not used), or from some ... Read More
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Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
Specializes in Family Medicine
Infection: The tonsils can be infected with bacterial, such as strep or with a virus.
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