A 40-year-old member asked:
What if symptoms of pharyngitis is present but the throat culture is negative?
1 doctor answer
Dr. James Ferguson answered
45 years experience in Pediatrics
Likely a virus: Up to 2/3 of throat infections are due to viral illnesses & will eventually heal without antibiotics.Use of throat lossenges & sprays help.An effort to should be made to maintain proper fluid intake in spite of discomfort as it will shorten the illness in most cases.
Answered on Oct 3, 2016
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