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A 30-year-old female asked:

Sore throat when swallowing, since sunday. now started coughing green mucus. body temp now 37.4c. no improvement in throat. go away itself 7-10 days?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Dr. can check throat: 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 decrease throat pain.

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Last updated Dec 18, 2017

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