A 30-year-old female asked:
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sinus/hayfever always been bad (allergic to dust). throat is often sore (dr cant see redness) and sometimes ears. does this always mean it’s an infection or will the throat scratchiness go away? can i gym with the throat soreness if body is fine?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Not always infection: Such throat symptoms 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, irritants, stomach acid reflux, etc... Usually, a person sees the doctor if the sore throat is bothersome, recurrent, or doesn't go away quickly. May need referral to an ENT doctor or Allergist.
Answered on Jan 13, 2020

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