A 22-year-old male asked:
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minor sore throat in right tonsil which comes with a cough occasionally. some minor ear pain comes and goes but nothing major. i just noticed lymph nodes near ears are mildly swollen. what could this be? allergies? also no fever or sinus problems.

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Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Sore throat,nodes: These symptoms may be due to a viral upper respiratory tract infection, but swelling of lymph nodes and discomfort around the tonsil raises the possibility of infectious mononucleosis. I recommend an examination by your physician or at least a throat culture, cbc and differential white blood cell count and mononucleosis test.
Answered on Apr 5, 2020

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