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A 34-year-old male asked about a 32-year-old female:

My wife is experiencing difficulty swallowing, sore throat and cough (quality: barky, hoarse, or hacking sounds, with phelgm or mucus) (worsened by: worse at night) . the following also describe her: hoarse voice, vocal cord strain, pain when swallowing,

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 34 years experience
Dr. can check throat: Throat symptoms can be from a strep throat infection (antibiotics are needed), a cold or other virus (antibiotics usually not used), allergies or irritants, sinusitis, stomach reflux when asleep, etc... Usually, one sees the doctor if the throat is bothersome, recurrent, or doesn't go away quickly (mainly to check for strep and review details to see if laryngitis, bronchitis, etc., are present).
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