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I have a severe sore throat and congestions

A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Loury
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 40 years experience
SORE throat suggest: Hydrate, lozenges especially cepacol which has mild anesthetic properties, tylenol, (acetaminophen) advil, throat coat tea are suggestions. If fever, ... Read More

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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Yes: Strep doesn't always present with full blown symptoms.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Thompson
Hematology and Oncology 21 years experience
LAD in URI: Lymphadenopathy (lad) or "swollen glands" with upper respiratory infections (uris) or sore throat is common. May check for strep, but wouldn't worry a... Read More
Dr. Ted King
A Verified Doctoranswered
41 years experience
Swollen glands: I agree with as dr. Thompson, swollen glands with a sore throat and congestion are common. Generally this is all caused by a virus and is best treated... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Justin Greiwe
A Verified Doctoranswered
Allergy and Immunology 13 years experience
Post nasal drip: Post-nasal drip often leads to a sore, irritated throat. This can cause discomfort or a feeling that there is a lump in the throat. Often caused by al... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Bodell
General Surgery 51 years experience
I would suggest that you wait until you are finished with what appears to be an URI. Check with your PCP to see what they recommend.
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brian Clear
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Family Medicine 13 years experience
Sounds awful: Everyone is different, and these nonspecific viral syndromes vary a lot. If it's just a pharyngitis (sore throat) those usually improve within 3-5 da... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alok Agrawal
35 years experience
Doubt it: Seems like lung infection. Don't think it is the kidney.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harold Mandel
General Practice 39 years experience
Your baby & you could have Covid-19 or some other infection which should be treated as quickly as possible. Please get to a medical clinic as quic... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Darrell Herrington
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Several: Mucinex (guaifenesin) d in the am for sinus congestion, Mucinex (guaifenesin) dm for chest congestion; dayquil/nyquil combination for generalized sym... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
Allergy and Immunology 30 years experience
Acid reflux: You may have acid reflux. Don't eat late, avoid alcohol, if you smoke stop smoking and try Pepcid or zantac (ranitidine).
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