A 34-year-old female asked:
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on 1/28 i was diagnosed w/ viral infection. sore ears, throat & congestion. i feel better but my throat is still red. how long til that goes away?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Doctor can recheck: 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). Sometimes strep throat looks viral or has a negative Rapid Strep test.
Answered on Feb 24, 2018

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