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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Soreness of Throat.: From your description you may have strained your vocal cords (as opposed to having a viral infection). Give yourself some voice rest. You can gargle ... Read More

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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Franklyn Gergits
29 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Nausea/ vomitting: Greetings welcome to he world of a viral URI. These symptoms are very common for a URI if after 5-7 Days you don't see reilief.
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Lipton
30 years experience Holistic Medicine
2week virus: Viruses don't last to weeks. It could be allergy or re-exposure to another virus.
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Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
38 years experience Family Medicine
Viral sore throat: Rest, get plenty of fluids, eat healthful meals. Gargle with mixture of warm salt water, mouthwash, & hydrogen peroxide (do not swallow!) to soothe th ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
That depends: Upper respiratory viral symptoms usually start about 2 or 3 days after you came in contact with the virus, although it could take up to a week.
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Murray Grossan
73 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Throat Irrigation: Recurrent sore throat can be helped by local pulsed irrigation. You air the stream of warm water to just behind the last tooth. The pulsation and mass ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ralph Boling
39 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Continue to : self isolate. Get rest, drink lots of liquids, tylenol as needed, IF get severely sick seek care.
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kevin Mclaughlin
27 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Virus or allergies: Sore throat for a day, most commonly is viral pharyngitis( infection) or irritated throat from nasal allergies. If having other nasal symptoms like c ... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
56 years experience General Surgery
Routine swab NO: Routine swab cultures are done for bacteria some times fungus not done for virus. Virus isolation require complex techniques from take specimen to tr ... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Culviner
30 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Sore throat: How long have you had the sore throat? Most sore throats, 80%, are viral in origin. It usually takes 7 to 10 days before it becomes bacterial. You sho ... Read More
A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
Maybe. Maybe not.: Throat pain can be from strep throat infection (antibiotics are needed), a cold or influenza (antibiotics usually not used), or from some other cause ... Read More
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