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Greeley, CO
A 53-year-old female asked:

My throat hurts, is it my allergies, we have high pollen here or is it strep or tonsillitis, i take benadryl (diphenhydramine) and claritin but my throat still hurts?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Ibrahim Al-Sanouri
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology 28 years experience
Depends : It is ptobably not allergy make sure you do not have a strep throat or mono.
Dr. David Lipkin
Internal Medicine 53 years experience
If it persists seeDr: Not likely to be allergy causing your sore throat. More likely a mild viral infection(common cold). Some colds are severe with sore throat, nasal and sinus congestion and deep cough. Others are mild and may just cause a mild sore throat. Signs of Strep: high fever, pussy white exudate on tonsils, tender lymph nodes neck and NO cough. If only 2 of these strep unlikely; 4 highly likely

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