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I have had a sore throat for over 3 weeks what is wrong?

I have had a sore throat for over 3 weeks what is wrong?

Long time.....: Best to see your otolaryngologist for examination and appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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It is the connection between the mouth and the throat. The 3 parts are the oropharynx, nasopharynx, and hypo-pharynx. The pharynx leads into the ...Read more


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I have had a "cold" for three weeks now. Lots of body aches and leryngitis. No sore throat. What's wrong with me?

I have had a "cold" for three weeks now. Lots of body aches and leryngitis. No sore throat. What's wrong with me?

Lasting cold: I hear this a lot after upper respiratory infections. It is not unusual for symptoms to linger from upper respiratory infections . It depends on your state of health , rest, stress, etc. See your primary physician. They can figure out if this is unusual or not. ...Read more

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Three days of low grade fever followed by sore throat and then some light coughing with continued low grade fever in the eve what's wrong with me also had chills and flushing during first three days of fever with no other cold symptons?

Three days of low grade fever followed by sore throat and then some light coughing with continued low grade fever in the eve what's wrong with me also had chills and flushing during first three days of fever with no other  cold symptons?

Sounds viral: It sounds like you have a viral illness and this may last for a week or so. In the absence of worsening symptoms you are best treated with hydration, rest and symptomatic over-the-counter therapy. ...Read more

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I have had a sore throat for 8 days, what's wrong?

I have had a sore throat for 8 days, what's wrong?

Virus vs bacteria?: For significantly sore throat w swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see physician & get a strep throat test & culture. Antibiotics are imperative for Strep Throat. Try saltwater gargles. Mix tsp of salt in 8 oz of warm water – gargle w this several times/day. You can gargle w Aloe Vera juice a couple of times per day. A mix of chamomile tea w honey & a small amt of lemon juice helps. ...Read more

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Have had a sore throat for last three days. Still hurts so much. How to relieve it?

Have had a sore throat for last three days. Still hurts so much. How to relieve it?

See : Your doctor. If it's viral it should slowly get better. Tylenol (acetaminophen) and increase your water intake. But if it's bacterial you will need to be treated properly. So call your doctor ...Read more

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Its the 4th time this year that i have had a sore throat lasting min 1 week. Could something else be wrong?

Its the 4th time this year that i have had a sore throat lasting min 1 week. Could something else be wrong?

Repeated sore throat: Well it is worth looking into, because sore throats can be severe. My first question is whether any of them have been identified as 'Strep' - because if so, you may need a tonsillectomy for recurrent infections. Another Q is 'are you getting enough sleep'? I notice you're young and u probably skimp on that. Sleep restores the immune system - so I highly recommend that. Would get a doc to check u. ...Read more

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I have had a sore throat for three weeks. It doesn't look irritated, however, it's painful to swallow. Possibilities?

I have had a sore throat for three weeks. It doesn't look irritated, however, it's painful to swallow. Possibilities?

U want to rule out: strep throat.This bacterial infection requires antibiotics to eliminate.Serious health problems can occur if left untreated.Most walk in clinics can rapidly test for this while u wait.Go get checked. ...Read more

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I get tired easily an feel almost always very tired. Nothing else wrong but I'm only 17 if I had mono i would have had a sore throat first and I didnt?

I get tired easily an feel almost always very tired. Nothing else wrong but I'm only 17 if I had mono i would have had a sore throat first and I didnt?

Tiredness : You are correct. You should have a very sore throat with mono. Maybe there is another cause: Anemia, low thyroid, depression, asthma and there are more illness that can cause tiredness. The most common though is not enough sleep! If you you are burning your 17 year old candle from both ends then try simplifying your life and sleeping more. If that does not work see the doctor to test you ...Read more

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I have barrett esophagus for 12 years and now I have had a sore throat for about three weeks. The sore throat comes and goes during the day. I had a egd about 5 years ago?

I have barrett esophagus for 12 years and now I have had a sore throat for about three weeks. The sore throat comes and goes during the day. I had a egd about 5 years ago?

Need another scope: People with barrett's need to be watched closely with a regularly scheduled scopes at least every two years. Regardless of the sore throat you should get in to be scoped again. Start the the physician that scoped you five years ago. ...Read more

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A sore throat is discomfort, pain, or scratchiness in the throat. A sore throat often makes ...Read more