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is this the flu, a the start of another copd exacerbation, or both? sore throat with chest tightness

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Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
1, 2, or 3 things: Throat pain can be from a strep throat infection (antibiotics are needed), a cold or influenza, 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. Doctors can do diagnose strep with a throat swab. Tamiflu for flu may be helpful is started early. COPD can always flare up again.
Answered on Apr 9, 2020
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