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A 16-year-old female asked:

I have a scratchy throat for 2 days now. it only hurts when i swallow my own saliva not when i eat or drink. in addition i have a runny nose.i tried everything medicine and remedy and it's just not working! what can i do?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 58 years experience
A cold: Most likely a viral infection. There is no great cure for sore throat although topical anesthetic lozenges may be helpful. It just takes time.

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