A member asked:

I have a sore throat, difficulty swallowing, and feeling a bit sick. i have a bit of mucous but no cough. it started about 4 days ago. any idea what's going on?

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Dr. Robert Shapiro answered

Specializes in Emergency Medicine

Strep throat, which doctors recommend antibiotic treatment for, commonly causes fevers, enlarged tonsils with pus, enlarged neck glands, and the absence of cough/runny nose. Viral infections tend to present with runny nose and muscle pains. But nothing in medicine is an absolute. Even if there is just a 5% chance of this being Strep, treatment can save you a lifetime of medical complications.

Answered Apr 22, 2016

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