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viral vs bacterial sore throat

A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
STREP test/culture: For significantly sore throat w swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see physician & get a strep throat test & culture. Antibiotics are imperative ... Read More

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Dr. Gutti Rao
Dr. Gutti Rao answered
45 years experience in Hospital-based practice
Viral fever : Still you may have some viral infection of throat or even like flu like symptoms though you may not have a fever. Check with your doctor it could be e ... Read More
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A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
55 years experience in General Surgery
Can be suspicious : Bacterial swab or culture to be more secure
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Larry Lutwick
48 years experience in Infectious Disease
The cause: They can look almost identical so blood tests and throat culture are needed.
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