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Sore throat not strep or mono

A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 54 years experience
Yes, possibly: Group B strep rarely causes sore throat. GBS often resides normally in the throat so positive test didn't mean it was causing your symptoms, which pro... Read More

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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Keegan Duchicela
family medicine 15 years experience
Virus.: Many viral illnesses (common cold) cause symptoms similar to strep or mono. Sometimes acid reflux can also cause a raw or painful throat.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegabanswered
Allergy and Immunology 41 years experience
Could still be mono: or strep throat, or other infectious disease, kindly revisit your PCP or get a second opinion, it's your right
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. John cuong Doan
Family Medicine 19 years experience
Next step is a: CT and/or ENT (ear nose throat) consultation. At your age the most common things are tonsil/ adenoids enlargement, thymoma, laryngeal polyp and thru... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
Pediatrics and Pediatric Pulmonology 37 years experience
Mgt: Please avoid all smoke exposure, particularly while Iill with a respiratory infection. Viral illnesses may last for two to three weeks, but should you... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Larry Lutwick
Infectious Disease 50 years experience
The cause: They can look almost identical so blood tests and throat culture are needed.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 54 years experience
Allergy?: Such a long lasting problem, with all those negative tests, probably is more likely to be an allergy of some sort, rather than infection. Discuss that... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tony Ho
Dr. Tony Hoanswered
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
Depends: It is hard to distinguish one from the other without being able to do lab tests and a physical exam. You are right, the differential is either a bact... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
A Verified Doctoranswered
45 years experience
Sore throat: Other possibilities include Hemophilus influenza, which is a common bacteria; virus; abscess in tonsil or pharynx; I recommend another check
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
Pediatrics 59 years experience
Dry mouth: It may be neither. There are other conditions that can cause dry mouth, therefore it is important to see your doctor for evaluation and treatment.