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Bozeman, MT
A 24-year-old female asked:

Sore throat, headache, fatigue, & malaise x3 wks. sore throat has lingered for 4-4.5 wks. no fevers. neg throat culture & mono test. causes?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 48 years experience
Posibilities: My first thought would focus on the nasal airway. If you have allergies/irritants/sinus swelling that narrows the nasal airway your mouth breathing during sleep will cause a sore throat. This can be aggravated in an environment like a heated house, because low humidity adds to the problem. A humidifier and generous use of nasal saline may give you some relief.
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