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A 21-year-old female asked:

If my throat is sore and one of my cheeks is also sore, does that mean i got an infection?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 35 years experience
Maybe an infection: 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 throat). Throat lozenges and Tylenol or Motrin can temporarily decrease pain.
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Last updated Oct 7, 2018

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