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A 51-year-old female asked:

Throat hurts abd burns deep down inside and hurts to the touch from the outside. i do not have tonsils?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Joseph Bouvier
Pediatrics 26 years experience
See below: Most likely a viral inflammation illness but GI reflux may be occurring and just because you don't have tonsils doesn't mean you can't get strep or other bacterial infections. See your doctor for evaluation.
Dr. Oscar Novick
Pediatrics 59 years experience
Acid reflux.: Does your throat hurt in the morning when you arise.With your symptoms you may have acid reflux. Check with your doctor.

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