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Hello, i have a sore throat and i have congestion. i was blowing my nose saturday and started to see some yellow, same thing yesterday. i am so congested, i wasn't sure if i have a cold and potentially coming down with a sinus infection? might have a c

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 34 years experience
Doctor can examine: New throat pain can be from a strep throat infection (antibiotics 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 look for strep). Throat lozenges and Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin (ibuprofen) may lessen pain.

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