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A 18-year-old female asked:

Nonsmoker, 19, have had a severely swollen throat for past few days. this morning spit up hard brown and red mucus. no coughing. neg strep & flu test?

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Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 63 years experience
Viral infection: With a negative throat culture this is most likely a viral infection of the throat and upper respiratory tract. If cough deepens and /or fever, sweats develop, have a physician examine you.
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