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A 21-year-old female asked:

I've had a terrible bad throat swollen tonsils and pain swallowing anything/ talking unless i take advil (ibuprofen) the pain is too severe to just leave alone.

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Tasneem Bader-Omarali
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Treatment needsd: Please see your doctor . This may need an exam of your throat. If your dr thinks it is viral only rest and fluids are needed. Otherwise you may need antibiotics
Dr. John Goldman
Rheumatology 55 years experience
Need evaluation : This could be a strep throat, a viral infection or infectious mononucleosis. This is too serious to ignore. Please get an evaluation.

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Last updated Jun 28, 2017

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