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i've had a sore throat for 3days now, it feels like i'm swallowing glass. i've woken up today with brown mucus coming from the back of my nose.

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Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Doctor can evaluate: Throat pain can be from 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 a doctor if the sore throat is bothersome, recurrent, or doesn't go away quickly (mainly to see about antibiotics). The doctor can look up into the nose to see if anything serious is going on.
Answered on May 1, 2016

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