A 46-year-old female asked:
i have pain in throat it is red inside. pain while swelling what medicine should i take my 13yrs son also the same problem?
1 doctor answer • 1 doctor weighed in
Pediatrics 17 years experience
Likely Viral...: It sounds like a viral sore throat. These are common and often close family will have the same symptoms. Try gargling with warm salt water and taking a pain reliever such as Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin for pain. If new symptoms develop such as fever or inability to swallow or your symptoms don't improve in 1-2 days see your doctor.
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Last updated Jun 19, 2018
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