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why does my throat hurt when i swallow and yawn ? i've had strep throat before and it doesn't feel the same . do you think it's allergies? i don't hav

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Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Maybe. Hard to guess: 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.
Answered on Jul 6, 2016

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