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Sore throat with phlegm for7days &not improving.no runny nose or other cold/flu symptoms.had mono in 2009.strep negative.i feel awful&fatigued.

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Dr. James Ferguson answered

Specializes in Pediatrics

Viruses are a major cause of sore throats and they tend to self resolve over a 1-2 week period.Mono and strep have far more associated problems than the others but once these are excluded,comfort care is the primary treatment.

Answered Aug 5, 2014

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Dr. Carol Stauffer-munekata answered

Specializes in Family Medicine

Follow up with your PCM if you are not improving, particularly if you are running a fever or if your cough is getting worse. Rapid Strep tests are helpful diagnostic tools, but are often falsely negative. A Strep culture is more reliable, but takes 3-4 days for results. Bottom line, if you are feeling worse, your Physician will want to know.

Answered Sep 29, 2016

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