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A 26-year-old female asked:

Chronic sore throat for 4 months. not strep. no fever. bloody green phlegm for a while. sinus congestion and pressure sometimes. bad breath in back of throat sometimes. maybe post nasal drip. 2 wks. of amoxicillin didnt help. is this mild covid-19?

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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
Pediatric Pulmonology 36 years experience
Bacterial likely: Use nasal saline rinses, a nasal steroid and discuss the use of Augmentin for 10 days with your PCP. It is more likely that you have a bacterial infection. An examination of your mouth or uploaded photo to a HT virtual consultation is important. Avoid smoke and if you are a smoker, please consider a biopsy of the area.
Dr. Vahe Yetimyan
General Practice 51 years experience
Chronic tonsillitis?: I would say it is not mild covid - 19. Sound like chronic tonsillitis. See a ent specialist. May need tonsillectomy.

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