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A 17-year-old male asked:

Woke up with sore throat with red spots, runny nose, green mucus with cough or just hacked up. no fever. what is it?

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Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 58 years experience
Viral URI?: Without seeing and examining you it is impossible to say what this is, but based upon the description you provided it is not unlikely that this is a viral illness. You cannot exclude bacterial (almost entirely Grp A Strep) pharyngitis or allergies without a full assessment. Hope you are better soon.
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