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My throat started hurting yesterday and as today went on i felt weaker, about 10 mins ago i saw a small white bump on the back of my throat. ?

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Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 61 years experience
Probable virus: This is most likely the beginning of a viral upper respiratory tract infection which usually goes on to a head cold and runs its course in several days or a week without any specific treatment. However if the sore throat worsens and there is no head cold symptoms, a rapid throat culture is recommended to look for strep throat which requires antibiotic treatment. Meanwhile use lozenges and Tylenol (acetaminophen).
Dr. Aleks Radovic
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Likely viral infxn: At this time, continue to monitor your situation. If you start having a fever, more white spots in your mouth, neck lymph nodes inflammation, nausea/vomiting, I would go get examined. Otherwise, continue symptom treatment (honey, lozenges, salt water gargle) and hopefully your illness resolves within 1 week. Best of luck!
Dr. Steven Simon
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See your doctor: Sounds like pharyngitis. Since this could be a strep infection, you should see your doctor to be tested, and then Treatments can begin
Dr. Ayisha Gani
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Throat infection: Sounds like getting a throat infection, try salt water gargle and tylenol, (acetaminophen) fluid and rest. If symptoms progressively get worse may need antibiotic.
Dr. Deborah Josefson
Dr. Deborah Josefsonanswered
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
POSSIBLY PUS: Go to the doc and get checked out for strep throat. Most sore throats are viral in origin but strep is a bacterial infection and may warrant antibiotics.

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