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Murray, UT
A 31-year-old female asked:

Painful sore throat for a week. mild cold symptoms, no fever. what point should i see a doctor, or most likely just virus?

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Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 57 years experience
Cold: The common cold is caused by one of numerous different viruses. If you fail to get progessively better or symptoms persist past 10-12 days it may be time to see somebody, but that depends upon the symptoms you are experiencing.
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