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persistent sore throat with no other symptoms

A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
33 years experience Family Medicine
Positive Strep Test: Strep throat usually occurs rapidly with severe achiness, swollen tonsils, puss on the tonsils, swollen lymph nodes in the neck and fevers < 101. Ther ... Read More
Dr. BERT W WINTERHOLLER
44 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Throat culture strep: Strep throat is characterized by intensely sore multiple circular or ovoid ulcerations of the lining of the throat and/or tonsils that may or may not ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cynthia Archer
19 years experience Internal Medicine
The rapid strep test: Can be falsely negative 30% of the time, meaning you have the disease but the rapid test failed to pick it up. That is why many docs will send a cultu ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
This could be a: Viral infection, strep throat, yeast etc. Med eval would help to differentiate. For significant sore throat with swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Hushang Haghighat
Specializes in Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
Treatment: You should be treated with antibiotic for 10 -14 days and after treatment have culture from throat to be sure is negative but if positive it is resist ... Read More
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Dr. Louise Andrew
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Very unlikely: that they are related. You could of course have a second problem with infection.
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Spread of infection: What you described suggests viral infection and virus may affect different tissues at different times in the course of an infection. For example measl ... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Julan Crane
25 years experience Pediatrics
Sore throats: Most likely you had a viral sore throat, which is the most common cause of a sore throat . Recommendation would be to check for strep if you have h ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
61 years experience Internal Medicine
Sore throat: Get a throat culture to check for strep. If negative, get a test for mononucleosis. Do you have reflux? If so,try taking pepcid,avoid caffeine, alcoho ... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Simon
38 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Perhaps, get tested : Daily changes in news on Covid-19 means we can only offer best guess today. Fever and cough still are common symptoms, but some people have no sympto ... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
57 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes: But I would doubt that the results would be that much different. Have you tried a nasal steroid? If nasal steroid also failed, consult an allergist.

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