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Vallejo, CA
A 29-year-old female asked:

I have a really sore inflamed throat and tonsils that started yesterday. tried green tea and salt water gargle but not helping. any idea or advice?

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Dr. John Munshower
Family Medicine 31 years experience
You may need exam: Sore throats are generally caused by viruses or bacteria. The former will resolve in time and with the help of supportive measures like rest, fluids, green tea, etc. The latter (bacteria) may require antibiotics which would nee to be determined by a doctor and prescribed by them , etc. Best wishes.
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