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A 22-year-old female asked:

Sore throat lasts for few weeks. reddish tonsil and back of throat plus red spots on my throat. also there is a sticky sensation stuck on my throat every morning. please help! can't be treated by mouthwash or warm water with salt?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 35 years experience
Dr. can check throat: Throat pain in a college-aged person can be from strep throat infection (antibiotics are needed), a cold or influenza (antibiotics usually not used), mono from EB virus, or another cause such as allergies, irritants, or stomach acid reflux. Usually, a person sees the doctor if the sore throat is bothersome, recurrent, or doesn't go away quickly (such as in this case).
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Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 55 years experience
Sore throat: You have a recurring problem that does not respond to homeopathic. Please immediately see your General Physician or an ENT to determine whether the cause of your symptoms is viral, bacterial, or both, and to have the correct medical treatment provided.
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Last updated Feb 16, 2020


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