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Severe Sore Throat With No Fever
How can I tell if it's a flu or meningitis severe sore throat sleepless nights fever don't know how high stiff neck extremely tired?
Likely a virus: It is likely caused by a virus. Antibiotics are of no help in this situation, as they cannot treat viral infections. Use ibuprofen, tylenol, chloraseptic spray, etc for pain relief. If still not better, your doctor can prescribe some other things to help the sore throat pain. ...Read more
Woke up with severe sore throat. No fever or congestion. I took a picture and it's red. Should i get tested for strep?
Yes: Strep doesn't always present with full blown symptoms. ...Read more
Hi, I came down with malaise, body aches and a headache last Monday and it progressed to a severe sore throat and fever of over 102 by Thursday night. I was diagnosed with Strep on Friday without the swab test and have been taken amoxicillin since. My tem
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Had severe sore throat and fever(100.4 on aspirin) Test for strep was borderline pos. given atb and order for mono test if symptoms didnt improve,fever broke, but still have sore throat. Get test?
Wait a day or two: I'd wait a couple more days. The antibiotics are now in your system and beginning to do their thing. Fever gone. Throat pain is not going to resolve instantly - the irritation and inflammation has to heal, and that is going to take days, not hours. Rest a lot, drink lots of fluids, gargle with salt water to reduce inflammation and give it a few days. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Severe sore throat & fever for over 5 days now.Throat has white & purple spots where tonsils were. No strep/mono, but can barely swallow. Now what?
Severe sore throat from 8/25 pm. Fever 102 til 8/27 pm. Aches, cough, swollen throat glands. Nasal congestion extreme throat pain today tips 4 relief?
I need to know if i need to go to the doctor? Severe sore throat....Cant swallow....Headache.....Cant cough....Fever...Body aches.....
Yes: The symptoms you describe should warrant a visit to your doctor to be safe. ...Read more
5 days sore throat, severe body/joint ache & fever (100-102). Thought it was strep or virus, but today i find a bullseye-like bite on my trunk. Can it be Lyme disease? Is it too early for blood test?
Epidemiology : When early lyme is suspected, the diagnosis is based on clinical grounds. Taking a picture of the rash & having a doctor examine it before it disappear is advisable. Other things can cause a bulls eye rash such as a fixed drug eruption, southern tick-associated rash illness, etc. Early recognition is very important. Its too early for an antibody blood test. Epidemiology will help your doc answer. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My wife has a severe sore throat with phlegm. Been more than 5 days. No fever. Negative strep. Not getting better though. Any recommendations?
Pharyngitis: Since you are coughing up phlegm, your upper airway (pharynx)and bronchial tubes are inflamed. Please see you primary care doc for medications. Lots of fluids too. ...Read more
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