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A 17-year-old female asked:

Hi! i have been having a sore throat for 4 days and a stuffy nose and cold! with my throat i sometimes can't swallow my saliva and water and food some?

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Dr. Felicia Baxter
Emergency Medicine 25 years experience
Sore Throat: Yikes! Not good if you feel you can't swallow your own saliva...it could be a wide variety of things including viral like mononucleosis or strept and something serious like an abscess. I would try chloraseptic spray and something cool like Popsicles but please have a parent or guardian take you in to be seen ASAP. Let me know how you are doing if you get a chance.
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