A 35-year-old female asked:
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my throat has been sore for 2 days and i caught a lot at night. i think sinuses too and the top of my throat looks red when i check on the mirror. i get better when i drink warm lemon & honey water. but at night its sore?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
Some thoughts...: Throat pain can be from a strep throat infection (antibiotics needed), a cold or influenza (antibiotics usually not used), or from some other cause such as allergies or irritants. Usually, a person sees the doctor (call first) if the sore throat is bothersome, recurrent, or doesn't go away quickly. COVID-19 infections tend to have cough, whereas strep usually lacks cough but has more throat pain.
Answered on May 8, 2020

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