A 34-year-old female asked:
Disclaimer

coughing up yellow/white mucus, sore throat and glands around neck. been 15 days & not better. what could cause throat to be sore for this long?

1 doctor answer
Dr. Bernstein Joel
59 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Need throat culture: Although the symptoms may still be due to a viral infection, it is time for you to obtain a throat culture to specifically determine if you have a bacterial infection of the throat and obtain specific antibiotic treatment.
Answered on Feb 27, 2016
1
1 thank

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
Unlimited visits
$10/month

Related questions:

A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Dr. can check throat: Throat discomfort can be from a strep throat infection (antibiotics are needed), a cold or influenza (antibiotics usually not used), or from some othe ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
28 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Varies: Certainly among the more common causes are an infectious process such as in the sinuses for example; "allergies" can be another cause. A good medical ... Read More
1
1 thank
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ryan Stanton
17 years experience Emergency Medicine
See PCP: It's probably viral and will probably resolve in 5-7 days, but it is always good to get checked by your pcp or walk in clinic to make sure.
9
9 thanks
A female asked:
Dr. Allen Meglin
34 years experience Interventional Radiology
Likely sinusitis: See your doctor for vasoconstrictors and possibly antibiotics. Make note of your blood pressure and if you are on any blood pressure medicines as thes ... Read More

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
Unlimited visits
$10/month