A member asked:

Sick for about 4 days. sore throat, productive cough, congestion, face is sore, no fever, mild earache but now my neck is swollen and sore. seeadoc?

3 doctors weighed in across 2 answers
Dr. Heidi Fowler answered

Specializes in Psychiatry

That's a good idea.: For significant sore throat with swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see physician ; get a strep throat test/ culture. If you have strep throat, antibiotic therapy is imperative to prevent future complications. Consider tylenol (acetaminophen) or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications. Saltwater gargles: mix 1 tsp salt in 8 oz warm water – gargle several times a day. Or gargle with aloe vera juice twice a day.

Answered 8/27/2016


Dr. Nestor Del rosario answered

Specializes in Addiction Medicine

Yes: You could have throat infection and missed the fever. You could have developed sinusitis but the swollen and sore neck could be lymph nodes. The dreaded sequelae of strep throat is kidney inflammation or infection and failure or valve infection in the heart. You may need antibiotics prescribed by a physician.

Answered 11/27/2013



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