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Sore throat almost 3 weeks. No fever or cough. Not strep. Dont feel sick, throat hurts all the time, when I swallow or drink.?

Sore throat almost 3 weeks. No fever or cough. Not strep. Dont feel sick, throat hurts all the time, when I swallow or drink.?

Allergies: You may have allergies and can try otc Allegra (fexofenadine) or zyrtec, but it's hard to tell without seeing you, so if it's worse or doesn't get better, would get checked out by a doctor. ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Diamond
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Fever (Definition)

Fever is the temporary increase in the body's temperature in response to some disease or illness. A child has a fever when the temperature is at or above one of ...Read more


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Painful sore throat for a week. Mild cold symptoms, no fever. What point should I see a doctor, or most likely just virus?

Painful sore throat for a week. Mild cold symptoms, no fever. What point should I see a doctor, or most likely just virus?

Cold: The common cold is caused by one of numerous different viruses. If you fail to get progessively better or symptoms persist past 10-12 days it may be time to see somebody, but that depends upon the symptoms you are experiencing. ...Read more

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Bad sore throat for weeks with white specs no fever coughing up and blowing yellowmucus, strep test was negative and no fever. Cbc and chest xray ok?

Bad sore throat for weeks with white specs no fever coughing up and blowing yellowmucus, strep test was negative and  no fever. Cbc and  chest xray ok?

Virus: This is an upper respiratory virus most likely a common throat infection virus it is possible that this is an atypical strep pneumonia bacteria which would give a negative rapid strep test if there was another bacteria interfering with the test such as actinomyces if you have a high fever please have a repeat strep test. ...Read more

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Sore throat for a week. No other symptoms, not even a fever. Causes?

Several things: Infection, allergies, smoking, mouth breathing at night are all situations that affect and can cause soreness.Due to the risk of strep throat you should call your doctor. ...Read more

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I have a sore throat for a week with red bumps, white patches, no fever and no health insurance. Had tonsillectomy 2 yrs ago. Please help!?

Sore throat: Likely infection but not necessarily strep throat. Gargle with warm salt water as many times a day to soothe the pain. You can buy a supplement with elderberry and echinicea which is shown to help with infection. Get plenty of rest, nutrition and hydration. ...Read more

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Strep? Moderate cold, severe headache & sore throat for a week. Cold & headache improving, throat worse than ever. No fever.Yellow patches on tonsils.

Strep? Moderate cold, severe headache & sore throat for a week. Cold & headache improving, throat worse than ever. No fever.Yellow patches on tonsils.

Could be: It is easy to get a strep test and important to rule out as strep is an illness needing antibiotics. Flu cn also have similar symptoms...And it is not uncommon to have both flu and strep together. Yes- go and get a strep test. Strep can present with two or more of the following symptoms: headache, sore throat, fever, vomiting, diarrhea, rash, nausea, and stomach ache.. ...Read more

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I still have a bad sore throat I have appointment with Dr tomorrow I wonder what is causing my sore throat and fever been sick over a week?

I still have a bad sore throat I have appointment with Dr tomorrow I wonder what is causing my sore throat and fever been sick over a week?

Get checked: Could be strep, mono, drainage, tonsillitis, acid reflux. Without a thorough exam it is very difficult to tell. See your doctor unless the pain is severe to an urgent care. ...Read more

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


Dr. Lonnie Smith
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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