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A 20-year-old female asked:

i've been sick all week with a swollen throat and body aches. the aches are gone but i feel like my throat isn't getting better just worse. wat is it?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Been med checked?: For significant sore throat with swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see physician & get a strep throat test/ culture. If you have Strep Throat, antibiotic therapy is imperative to prevent future complications. Consider Tylenol (acetaminophen) or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications. Saltwater gargles: Mix 1 tsp salt in 8 oz warm water – gargle several times a day. Can gargle with Aloe Vera juice twice a day.

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