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had sore throat for 3 days went to doc he gave me doxycicline. now day 4 have soreness, tender and pain right side of front neck. hurts wit certain neck motions. negative nuchal rigidity. glands?

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Dr. Ipe Kalathoor
16 years experience Internal Medicine
Sore throat: Sore throat usually gets better by itself. The purpose of antibiotic is to decrease the number of days with sore throat only if proven to be bacterial by rapid strep test or culture. It might take up to 3 days for the antibiotic to show its effect. Luke warm saline water gargle ( pinch of salt in a glass of warter) is a good home remedy. Next pain is most likely from lymph node enlargement.
Answered on Jan 30, 2015
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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
35 years experience Pediatrics and Pediatric Pulmonology
I would add that the lymph node swelling should decrease over the next 4 to 6 weeks. If the swelling worsens and the pain/fever does not subside, please seek medical care.
Jan 30, 2015
Dr. Albert Pizzo
59 years experience Family Medicine
Sore throat: Report back to your doctor and state that you are not better, maybe worse. Get more help.
Answered on Oct 6, 2013
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