A 27-year-old female asked:
i am experiencing sore throat, pain when swallowing, and aching muscles. i am not experiencing swollen tonsils, nasal drainage, difficulty breathing through nose, nasal congestion, body aches, or generalized weakness.
2 doctor answers
Dr. Robert Kwok answered
32 years experience Pediatrics
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). Flu season usually runs from Thanksgiving (late November) through February.
Answered on Mar 30, 2020
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh answered
35 years experience Pediatrics and Pediatric Pulmonology
Flu possible: A number of respiratory viruses including Flu may cause these symptoms. If you are moderately ill, please see your PCP. They may be able to provide treatment for the Flu or other causes. The other causes include Strep which is typically associated with fever. Rest, fluids, and treat fever >101.
Answered on Jun 21, 2020
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