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A 27-year-old female asked:

Hi my daughter has a cough for a few days now,almost as if her chest is a bit tight,headache comes and goes,sore throat this morning,she says her neck is sore but she can put her chin down,yesterday she had a slight temperature,gone this morning,?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 35 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 throat). If there is a lung cough, it is often viral, but can be "bacterial."
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