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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Doctor can examine: Throat symptoms can be from a strep throat infection (antibiotics are needed), a cold or influenza (antibiotics usually not used), or from some other ... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Sore throat: Difficult to know what is going on without further history and physical exam. It sounds superficially as if you may have a mild viral infection. If it ... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Angel Arturo Moya Marquez
Specializes in General Practice
Flu: This symptoms you mention are the typical presentation of the common flu. It is common in people susceptible of having sinuses infections to start hav ... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aaron Milstone
26 years experience Pulmonology
Maybe GERD: This may be gastroesophageal reflux (acid reflux into the back of the throat); this can especially occur at night. You could try over the counter "ac ... Read More
A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Syrup: This is probably an early viral upper respiratory tract infection. To soothe a scratchy throat and a dry,unproductive,hacking cough, take a cough supp ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
35 years experience Pediatrics and Pediatric Pulmonology
Many conditions: From your description, this may be an influenza infection, or another respiratory infection. Your PCP may screen you for the flu and start Tamiflu (o ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Schmidt
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Its only a guess: sounds like it but if the symptoms get worse go to urgent care.
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Raselette Hunt
13 years experience Family Medicine
Cold: Your symptoms seem like the typical Common Cold/Viral Upper Respiratory Tract Infection.
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Corey Clay
9 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Likely a cold: Controversy exists about vitC supplements for a cold. Taking the suggested amount (and not more) is safe. Warning signs that should prompt one to se ... Read More
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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Claudine nandi Lee
Specializes in General Practice
Consult?: Could be seasonal allergy with inflammation and stress. Consult your GP? Lots of GP's doing telephonic/virtual etc consult? if you are battling try th ... Read More
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