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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laura Anissian
21 years experience Internal Medicine
Strep?: It could be strep throat or mononucleosis. I would see an MD sooner rather than later! You might need antibiotics.

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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hashmat Rajput
39 years experience Internal Medicine
Sore throat: No white patch means- no oral thrush. You may have viral or bacteria infection and see your doctor for quick strep throat test and mono test. In the m ... Read More
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Sore throat: I agree w dr. Rajput. If you have a significantly sore throat w swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see your dr & get a streph throat test & culture. Sal ... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elton Behner
37 years experience Dentistry
See PCP: or urgent care facility to check for strep. NSAID's, decongestants and plenty of fluids
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Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
57 years experience Dermatology
Fever? How long?: A Dr can check for strep. Most likely a URI virus. Treatment to be determined by diagnosis.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Glad you are getting: It medically checked. Consider tylenol (acetaminophen) or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications. Saltwater gargles: mix 1 tsp salt in 8 oz warm w ... Read More
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Dr. Ajay Acharya
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No link...: Unless the drink was shared with somebody....it should not be a factor. You can have a throat infection independent of the drink. Very rarely a contam ... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Rothstein
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Throat: You need to go to the ER today to get a culture to see if its bacterial. You may need antibiotics
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Burns
37 years experience Emergency Medicine
Likely a viral: pharyngitis which is more common than strep but rapid strep screens are pretty sensitive. If temperature and pain persist for 72 hours see your docto ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Francis Maleka
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Covid 19 presents i.: Covid 19 presents in so many ways and just one of the symptoms is enough to have you worried, I suggest you go and have a nasal swab done for covid 19 ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harold Kim
28 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Go see a doctor: You probably need antibiotics, steroids, or both. Cough drops are not going to help either a viral or bacterial cause of a severe sore throat. Referre ... Read More
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