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A 55-year-old male asked about a 23-year-old male:

My son is experiencing sore throat, painful throat sores, cough (quality: blood in phlegm, barky, hoarse, or hacking sounds, with phlegm or mucus) , pain when swallowing, loss of voice, fever (severity: mild) and excessive sweating. the following also d

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Doctor can examine: 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). Some viruses can cause barky coughs, such as the croup viruses.

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