A 18-year-old female asked:
I am experiencing sore throat, white patches inside mouth and cough (quality: no phlegm or mucus) . the following also describe me: swollen tonsils and headache. what should i do?
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Pediatrics 33 years experience
Dr. can check throat: 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). A couple days of throat lozenges and Tylenol (acetaminophen) can lessen pain.
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Last updated Jul 22, 2018
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