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Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Sure: If viral, it will go away in time. If bacterial, antibiotics effect a c ure.

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Dr. LUIS IRIZARRY
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Peritonsilar abcess: Peritonsilar abcess, lugwig angina if not treated promptly can compromise your airway and kill you. You'l l kow because you will start drooling, have... Read More
Dr. Victor Nwanguma
Infectious Disease 20 years experience
Yes: There are many different causes of pharyngitis (i.e. infection or inflammation of the pharynx) Depending on the type and if not treated corrected,... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
Infectious Disease 36 years experience
Sore throat: Sore throat, painful swallowing.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Pharyngitis: Pharyngitis symptoms may include: dry, painful or scratchy throat; swollen, red tonsils that may have white patches; swallowing that is painful or dif... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Pharyngitis: Pharyngitis symptoms may include: dry, painful or scratchy throat; swollen, red tonsils that may have white patches; swallowing that is painful or di... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Johanna Fricke
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 50 years experience
See your doctor &: get a Rapid Strep or Quick-Strep test. If negative, get a throat culture for Group A Streptococcus. Wait for the results. If +, take penicillin as pre... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ali Saberi
Internal Medicine 20 years experience
No: actual fever is defined as a temp above 100.4; fever is a natural defense mechanism of the body. Unless you feel very uncomfortable I suggest not taki... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Whatever you can: I trust that you do not have bacterial infection. If you have fever, it would be prudent to consult your doctor. If it is a viral pharyngitis, you may... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Julius Sherwinter
Pediatrics 48 years experience
Pharyngitis: It depends on the cause. Strep will resolve within a week even if it is untreated. With treatment, it will generally get better within 48 hrs. Viral p... Read More
A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. SCOTT SWOPE
Family Medicine 59 years experience
5-10 days: Depends on diagnosis causing infection also which antiobiotic is used and its dosing.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glenn Messina
Aesthetic Medicine 35 years experience
Follow their advice: That doctor saw your pharynx and decided if it was a bacterial infection, viral infection or simple allergic post nasal drip causing throat pain, If v... Read More

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