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scratchy throat, gagging, throwing up, cough that sounds like a bark?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Doctor can evaluate: Throat symptoms 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, one sees the doctor if the sore throat is bothersome, recurrent, or doesn't go quickly (mainly to check for strep throat). Sore throats can heal on their own, but antibiotics are used for strep throat.
Answered on May 1, 2018

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