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Benton, AR
A 30-year-old female asked:

Sore throat 3 days ago. now pus pocket rt side throat white tongue dry cough very painful to swallow low fever 1st day but not since rt node sensitv?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 34 years experience
Dr. can check throat: New throat pain can be from a strep throat infection (antibiotics are needed), a cold or influenza (antibiotics usually not used), or from some other cause such as allergies or irritants. Usually, a person sees the doctor if the sore throat is bothersome, recurrent, or doesn't go away quickly (mainly to check for strep throat). A couple days of throat lozenges and tylenol (acetaminophen) can decrease throat pain.
Dr. Leon F. Gerard
Dentistry 40 years experience
Possible strep throa: Maybe you have strep throat. If so very contagious. Should see md for throat culture. Amoxicillin.
Last updated Dec 10, 2013

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