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i have a very sore throat, swollen glands, sneezing a lot, and my neck and back are aching. however, i do not have a fever or runny nose?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Dr. can check it out: 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). Some throat lozenges and Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin can help with symptoms.

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