A 16-year-old female asked:
i found out i have a sore throat. but recently, i feel as if it's getting worse. it's hard sleeping, it gets a bit hard to breathe (maybe over exaggerating) and i'm only able to eat popsicles and yogurt. it hurts to swallow. does it go away by itself?
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Pediatrics 33 years experience
Depends on severity: A person with throat symptoms of difficulty swallowing and difficulty breathing should be seen by a doctor right away. There may be an abscess under the tonsils or behind them at the back of the throat. Sometimes, symptoms are milder and a patient can be seen by her primary doctor to check for strep throat (antibiotics needed). If symptoms are very worrisome, one should call 911 for an ambulance.
368 viewsAnswered Mar 6, 2018
Last updated Mar 6, 2018
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