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sore throat for five days

A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
58 years experience Pediatrics
What to do: See your doctor to find out the exact cause of your fever and sore throat. Is it viral or bacterial? A throat culture will help tell the difference.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Arnoult
25 years experience Family Medicine
Get evaluated: Sounds like it's time to see a doctor. It could be bronchitis or a sinus infection. It could also just be the normal progression of a viral infection. ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sue Ferranti
29 years experience Internal Medicine
Need diagnosis....: Your symptoms could be due to infection like acute bronchitis, throat infection, sinusitis, etc. You could also have bronchospasm due to allergies and ... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Sisselman
25 years experience Internal Medicine
Uri?: Sore throat and cough are symptoms of lots of different ailments. More information is likely needed to make a diagnosis. Could be post nasal drip, aci ... Read More
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A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Craig Lum
Dr. Craig Lum answered
25 years experience General Surgery
Throat closing: That doesn't sound good especially with your airway closing up. Better have it checked on ASAP.
A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
36 years experience Pediatrics and Pediatric Pulmonology
Temperature: Please provide fluids, monitor his temperature, and if there is a fever or shortness of breath, please call your physician. Avoid exposure to dust, m ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
56 years experience Infectious Disease
See doctor: It is possible that you have strep throat, and this should be treated if you test positive or look clinically as if that is the diagnosis. This may b ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keegan Duchicela
14 years experience Family Medicine
Time to get checked: Most sore throats are caused by viral illnesses and usually get better in 5-7 days. If you think the pain is not improving at all by 5 days, that's c ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Stephen Scholand
23 years experience Infectious Disease
Pharyngitis: This sounds quite painful and you should see a doctor today. Infections of the throat can be severe, and you may have spotted a localized tonsillar in ... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
Doctor can examine: New throat pain 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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