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Lancaster, CA
A 20-year-old female asked:

Sore throat hoarse voice and itchy almost losing voice throat is red and spotted should make appointment with dr? wait? home remedies? 20 f 213.8lbs

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 34 years experience
Doctor can check: New throat pain can be from a 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 the doctor if the sore throat is bothersome, recurrent, or doesn't go away quickly (mainly to check for strep throat). Throat lozenges and Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin can help decrease throat pain.
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Last updated Jul 5, 2016

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