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A 16-year-old female asked:

Very sore throat hurts to swallow worst at night. bumps on back wall w/ lots of mucus. 1 tonsil inflamed, both red. snowed in&cant see dr what do i do?

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Dr. Stephen Scholand
Infectious Disease 23 years experience
Needs evaluation: I'm sorry to say but you need to get this seen by a doctor -since you don't want to neglect something like Strep throat. There might be clues -such as if anyone else in the household was diagnosed with Strep? Certainly a virus is possible, but without a throat culture and proper evaluation, you're guessing. For now, hot drinks, rest, tylenol (acetaminophen) for symptoms. I make a hot honey-lemon drink with ginger

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