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A 21-year-old female asked:

Sore throat, swollen right gland, >dizzy than usual, no cough/fever/congestion. began yest. morning. no tonsils. see doc or ride it out like a cold?

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Dr. Doanh Nguyen, md, faaaai
Allergy and Immunology 14 years experience
URI: Common cold symptoms should get better within a week or 10 days. Symptoms longer than 7-10 days merit a doctor visit. If symptoms get progressively worse fast, you have a fever or any serious problems like difficulty breathing, chest pain, difficulty or pain with swallowing, you should see a local doctor soon.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
That depends. If you: Have a significantly sore throat w swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see your medical provider now ; get a strep throat test ; culture. Antibiotics are needed for strep throat. Salt watergargles are helpful. Mix a tsp of salt in 8 oz of warm water – gargle w this several times/day. You can gargle w aloe vera juice a couple of times per day. A mix of chamomile tea w honey ; a of lemon juice is good.

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Last updated Oct 1, 2017

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