A 21-year-old female asked:
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my throat hurts so badly, i'm having difficulty when i talk, i have cough and sometimes running nose too. i've been using the otc medicines plzz help?

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Dr. Ronald Widman
30 years experience Emergency Medicine
Ent: Should get tested for strep throat. Also consider monospot for mononucleosis. Salt water gargles may help 1 tspnsalt per 8 ounces was water. Gargle and spit. Doctor may also prescribe viscous Lidocaine to gargle for comfort.
Answered on Jun 26, 2014
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