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A 25-year-old female asked:

Ive had a sore tonsil with slight pain thats persisted after a cold for about a week now. today i wake up and its very painful to swallow, and theres a white stripe at the back of my throat. no fever or other symptoms. is it post nasal drip?

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Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
Internal Medicine 29 years experience
See doc: Strep throat appears likely in this scenario and antibiotics are typically needed in this context. Seeing your doc or going to an urgent care would be best so that you can have a throat swab and a focused exam.
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