A 19-year-old male asked:
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hello, i have a sore throat and what looks like a large canker sore on the back left side of my tongue. should i be concerned?

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Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Canker sore: The sore throat may be an early viral upper respiratory tract infection or impending head cold. At this time gargle with warm water or suck on lozenges. For the canker sore, apply maalox several times a day. If sore throat worsens rather than gradually improve, get a rapid throat culture to check for strep.
Answered on Mar 27, 2019
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