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A 22-year-old female asked:

I've been taking doxycycline, azithromicin and prednisolone to treat an infection but now i'm having a sore throat with whitish bumps and yellow. what is the problem?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
likely viral. The combination of med you are using would kill strep. At least 1/2 of sore throats are viral. At some point the meds may permit yeast to overgrow in that location causing thrush. An exam could sort this out.
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