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Persistent sore throat with no other symptoms

A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
Family Medicine 34 years experience
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
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 45 years experience
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
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cynthia Archer
Internal Medicine 20 years experience
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
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
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
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
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
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
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Julan Crane
Pediatrics 26 years experience
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
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Simon
A Verified Doctoranswered
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 39 years experience
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
Allergy and Immunology 58 years experience
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.
A 55-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 62 years experience
These symptoms are nonspecific and can be from other more common viruses as well as from covid. Ask your physician for instructions re covid testing.I... Read More
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