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Sore throat for 4 days. I had strep when I was in my teens. What is it?

Sore throat for 4 days. I had strep when I was in my teens. What is it?

Could be Many Things: There are many possibilities-strep, virus, allergies, irritation, mouthbreathing, smoking. With so little information in this forum, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Pharynx (Definition)

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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Sore throat with red spots and doctor said I do not have strep or mono. This has been going on for four weeks. Blood looks good.

Sore throat with red spots and doctor said I do not have strep or mono. This has been going on for four weeks. Blood looks good.

Re Exam: I would suggest going back t the DR and have exam again. Sometimes the MONO test does not turn positive for a couple of weeks, this needs to be rechecked. ...Read more

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I've had a bad sore throat 4 days now. Should I get tested for strep?

I've had a bad sore throat 4 days now. Should I get tested for strep?

Possibly: See your physician. Depending on all your symptoms and their findings, tests may be needed, including strep test. Feel better soon! ...Read more

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I'm had a sore throat for the past few days. How do I know if I have strep throat?

I'm had a sore throat for the past few days. How do I know if I have strep throat?

Simple test: There are multiple reasons for throat irritation.Viral infections, strep, dry hear, allergic drainage, etc. A simple swab can be tested within a few minutes in the office and detect strep proteins if it is the cause. If it's not strep, antibiotics will not help. ...Read more

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I had strep throat and was put on penicillin for 10 days and finished my last dose a week ago and still have a lesser degree sore throat, i'm concerne?

I had strep throat and was put on penicillin for 10 days and finished my last dose a week ago and still have a lesser degree sore throat, i'm concerne?

Sore throat: How was strep diagnosed? If not done by culture it may not have been the cause of the sore throat. There are also some persons who have strep throat, and are simultaneously colonized with staph or other organisms that produce enzymes that destroy penicillin, rendering treatment useless. See your doctor and get re-examined. Good luck. ...Read more

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Throat Pain (Definition)

Throat pain is any tenderness or discomfort in the throat. This may be caused by bacterial or viral infections, or any kind of damage to the ...Read more


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Viral Pharyngitis (Definition)

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