U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
Beverly Hills, CA
A 27-year-old female asked about a 27-year-old male:

Dry cough lasting a week,and now on and off sore throat, painful swallow, no red in throat. no fever no other symptoms. ?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Dean Giannone
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
URI?: The soreness to your throat and trouble swallowing bother me, as this could indicate the presence of an infection even in the absence of a fever. As such, an evaluation locally is advisable as treatment may be needed. Could be viral or bacterial, generally.

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Educational text
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership
Last updated Feb 22, 2018


Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.