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I am experiencing sore throat headache throbbing sensation fever pain when swallowing. doc said its pharyngitis gave me azithromycin but its worst now?

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Dr. Hunter Handsfield answered

Specializes in Infectious Disease

Pharyngitis usually is a viral infection, and viruses do not respond to antibiotics. Your doctor probably prescribed azithromycin in case it's strep, but if not, it's not surprising your symptoms are continuing and even getting worse. Check back with your doctor, but probably you'll just have to wait it out. Aspirin or ibuprofen (or related meds) may help control pain. Good luck!

Answered Jul 30, 2017

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