A 24-year-old female asked:
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i have had a fever for 2 days chills body aches and now i have a very sore and swollen throat even my neck hurtws what could this be and should i see my dr or wait it out i have been drinking hot tea and taking ibu 800 any other suggestions ?

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Dr. Masoud Sadighpour
38 years experience Internal Medicine
Strep throat: If sore throat and fever are only symptoms you have, the chance of strep throat is high. Need to see your pcp.
Answered on Sep 28, 2016
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Dr. Chirag Vasa
27 years experience Infectious Disease
Viral: This could be viral infection, i.e. Ebv, flu, cmv, adenovirus, rhinovirus or assoicated secondary bacterial infection. Need to see your doctor and needs testing and appropriate testing.
Answered on Oct 1, 2018
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Dr. Mark Goldstein
42 years experience Rheumatology
Should see you MD : This could represent a wide range of illnesses including viral infections , bacterial infections or auto immune disease. You need to be seen by your md who can run tests and refer you to specialists if necessary.
Answered on Oct 3, 2016
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Dr. Oscar Novick
58 years experience Pediatrics
Possible strep: First consideration is a strep throat. Either see your pop or go to the er for a throat vulture.
Answered on Mar 21, 2015

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