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my throat hurts all the time

A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bryan Levey
26 years experience Pediatrics
Several things.: There could be an infection, either strep or a virus. These would usually be accompanied by other symptoms. It could be from irritation if you are a ... Read More
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Dr. George Valdez
Specializes in Family Medicine
Allergies: You may have allergies and can try otc Allegra (fexofenadine) or zyrtec, but it's hard to tell without seeing you, so if it's worse or doesn't get bet ... Read More
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Dr. John Thaler
40 years experience Prosthodontics
See your ENT MD: 3 weeks is a long time for this to go on. Might need a second culture for strep. Your ENT md is your best bet. Can be other things -- fungal infection ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Munshower
29 years experience Family Medicine
Is it hot?: Maybe it is the temperature of the liquid (soup) and not necessarily the fact that it's soup, and then when you drink something cooler, it soothes the ... Read More
Dr. Nayana Trivedi
38 years experience Internal Medicine
Esophagitis?: If Acidic or Hot liquid is irritant to your throat, then try H2 Blocker like Pepcid or Zantac (ranitidine) twice daily or Omeprazole OTC for 2 weeks ... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience Gastroenterology
For the kids, yes...: ...but at 21 years old I'd give it a day or two of "throat rest" (no yelling) and seek evaluation if your discomfort doesn't resolve.
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Vomiting: You could be vomiting because of a strep throat., rotten eeg smell can be from undigested food
A female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Forgive my frankness: As one who speaks professionally and thus earns a living by using her mind, you have done well with your life so far. Your tissues change and epitheli ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Lane
43 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Hyoid bone: You may have a displaced hyoid bone rubbing on the thyroid cartilage. Seek the attention of an otolaryngologist for confirmation.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Georgia Latham
34 years experience Family Medicine
Strep test: should be done. The sore throat is most likely due to a virus, but it could be due to Strep. It is a good idea to have a Strep test done when you ha ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Non-specific: If your throat is infected you can be checked for strep with rapid screening techniques, and this is important because treatment will prevent post-str ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. John Froude
52 years experience Infectious Disease
Flu/ other infection: At this time of year the combination of sore throat and headache suggests influenza. Pains in the muscles are not uncommon. The medical word is Myalgi ... Read More

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