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what do i do if I have sore throat, cough and painful throat sores

A 23-year-old male 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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A 18-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 needed), a cold or influenza (antibiotics usually not used), or from some other caus ... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Rhoades
48 years experience Family Medicine
Need exam: You need an exam and throat culture This could be strep, mono, and u need to be seen
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A 19-year-old male asked:
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Sore throat: There could be many reasons for this . common things are common. sore throat with Upper respiratory tract infection will be on top of list. it could b ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Sacher
33 years experience Pain Management
Bacteria or virus: Actually three pathogens can cause your symptoms. Bacterial, viral, or fungal sore throat. Most common are strept throat. Sexually active individual ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Conti
Specializes in Emergency Medicine
NAGGY COUGH: Tis the season for nagging cough symptoms. It is likely viral or environmental. You can try over-the-counter antihistamines and/or decongestant medic ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
58 years experience Pediatrics
Viral illness: More than likely you have a viral illness presenting as a post nasal drip from your sinuses. The drip is giving you a sore throat and blood can be due ... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Sore throat/ cough: For significant sore throat with swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see physician ; get a strep throat test/ culture. If you have strep throat, antibiot ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
52 years experience Ophthalmology
Give it time: Sounds like a painful, but typical upper respiratory tract infection which is self limited. Give it a little time to completely normalize and you sh ... Read More
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