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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marvin Ott
20 years experience Emergency Medicine
Viral: Gretchen, this sounds like a viral upper respiratory infection. It will likely go away on its own in 3-5 days. If it doesn't, see your doctor, as you ... Read More

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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
28 years experience Podiatry
I think a week: Is enough time. Go see the doctor.
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Dr. Thomas Heston
29 years experience Family Medicine
About right: One or two weeks is typical. Generally, sore throats are treated with supportive care (soft diet, acetaminophen, tea etc) initially. Don't smoke. Ther ... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
You may need: to get seen for a strep test & throat culture.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
56 years experience Infectious Disease
Tonsillitis: Infection of one tonsil may do this, or you may have a retro-tonsillar abscess. See an ENT doctor and get yourself examined. Best wishes.
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Linda Brodsky
42 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Yes, if persists: If the sore throat persists for more than several weeks and you have the "white stuff" you might want to see a doctor. Especially if you still have y ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
Dr. can check throat: 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. Bernstein Joel
60 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Rule out fungus: The throat should be cultured for fungus. There are a number of fungi that co-habitate with normal bacterial flora in the throat. Usually, this foll ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Warren Wolfe
58 years experience Family Medicine
May have yeast : Does not sound like typical strep throat. But probably has fungal and/or viral infection. Needs to see her family doc.
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