A 47-year-old male asked:
Sore throat, chills, headache but no fever?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Heidi Fowler answered
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Possibly virus: 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 on Dec 17, 2019
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