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Charleston, SC
A 29-year-old female asked:

Had a sore throat for 2 weeks. an urgent care said it was prob viral and gave me nothing. hurts to swallow or stick out my tongue. should i go back?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 34 years experience
Doctor can re-check: 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. Usually, a person sees the doctor if the sore throat illness is bothersome (as in this case), recurrent, or doesn't go away quickly (mainly to check for strep throat or a tonsillar abscess).

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