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El Cajon, California
A 21-year-old female asked:

Severe sore throat on the left side for 7 days. no improvement been on penicillin for almost three full days.

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Dr. Charles Whiting
Obstetrics and Gynecology 28 years experience
Virus: Unfortunately, most sore throats are caused by viral infections rather than bacterial infections such as Strep throat. Viral infections do not respond to penicillin. Hot showers, hot tea, gargling, and throat lozenges all help reduce the pain. If it persists, you will need to see your doctor for re-evaluation. Best wishes!
Last updated Aug 2, 2018


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