A 21-year-old female asked:

Yesterday doc tested me neg for strep. woke up today w/ swollen tonsils & slightly lymph nodes & lost voice. what is it? how to cure it? hurts 2 swall

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Marni Friedman
Specializes in Family Medicine
Viral: Sounds like a viral pharyngitis (viral sore throat). Rest your voice, gargle, and give it time. Cold drinks and Ibuprofen will help your throat feel better.
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