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what do i do if I have swollen throat, fever and difficulty swallowing

A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nestor Del rosario
34 years experience Addiction Medicine
Referred pain: Pain in the throat can cause pain in the ear due to a branch of the vagus called arnold's nerve. Go see your doctor to make sure there is no infection ... Read More

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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
57 years experience Allergy and Immunology
See doctor again: These are not typical for strep throat and in fact one must consider Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) as a cause for the nausea. Perhaps a mon ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Larry Xanthopoulos
22 years experience Pediatrics
Pharyngitis: The source could be viral or bacterial still. Try to hydrate as much as possible. If fever > 48 hrs, if vomiting, consider trial of antibiotics.
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Dr. Susan Rhoads
38 years experience Family Medicine
Cultureor rapid test: If you had the rapid test, where results come back in less than 15 minutes, that can be wrong, if negative, 10-30% of the time. You need a real cultur ... Read More
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Dr. John Leander Po
18 years experience Infectious Disease
Other possibilities: Depending on your age, sexual history, type to tests done, and other factors, considerations include Arcanobacterium hemolyticum, as well as gonorrhea ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
53 years experience Infectious Disease
Pharyngitis: You have pharyngitis. Most cases are due to viruses, but some are strep throat, mononucleosis, or other conditions that require treatment. See your do ... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
29 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Tonsillitis?: You may have a tonsillar infection, see your doctor in the morning.
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
52 years experience Rheumatology
Yes: See a doctor and a simple throat swab can give you an immediate answer.
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Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
40 years experience Allergy and Immunology
No need for fever: you can have a sore throat due to infection without having fever, use salt water gargles to reduce soreness and swelling, see your doctor if you don't ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
57 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Probably the flu: Suggestive of flu. Symptoms usually subside in a few miserable days but a cough may linger for weeks. If symptoms just started less than 2 days ago, c ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
57 years experience Family Medicine
Strep Throat: You have signs and symptoms of a strep throat and needs to consult your doctor asap.Need an exam and quick strep test and if positive need to be treat ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
40 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Time to see your doc: You may prescription medications, after physical examination, kindly see your doctor, meanwhile salt water gargles, saline nasal washes and pain kille ... Read More

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