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3 days w/fever 100-102, sore throat. d4 fvr gone, sore throat w/swollen lymphs in neck. d5 sore throat, lymphs smaller. no congestion. flu or strep?

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Dr. John Munshower
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Throat infection: The flu season is not at this time. It could be a viral illness though (just not the "flu"). With the duration, and a fever of 102, with persistent lymph nodes, I would get checked for possible bacterial infection (such as strep) as you may require an antibiotic. Best wishes.
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Dr. Diane Minich
Family Medicine 39 years experience
See a doctor: and get a strep test. It could be viral or mono also. If it is strep you need antibiotics.
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Last updated Jul 3, 2014

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