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A 25-year-old female asked:

Is my second day that i believe i have a sore throat,it hurts a bit when i swallow or open my mouth,should i get it checked or wait for it to heal ?

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Dr. David Lipkin
Internal Medicine 52 years experience
It depends: A sore throat that accompanies other cold symptoms such as nasal congestion, runny nose, cough probably will go away on its own. However an isolated sore throat may require attention. A strep throat, which will get better a little quicker with antibiotics, usually is quite severe and usually accompanied by a fever to 101 degrees and sometimes swollen tender glands in the neck. > see doctor

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Last updated Dec 23, 2017

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