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Sudden Sore Throat No Fever
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, (acetaminophen) 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
Doctor can evaluate: Throat pain can be from strep throat infection (antibiotics are needed), a cold or influenza (antibiotics usually not used), or from some other cause such as allergies or irritants. Usually, a person sees a doctor if the sore throat is bothersome, recurrent, or doesn't go away quickly (mainly to see about antibiotics). Having chills may mean one's body is trying to create a fever. ...Read more
Took care of sick kids last week w viral sore throat. I got little sore throat no fever. Now hubby is sick with same symptoms as kids. Am I at risk ?
Virus exposure: Greetings. It sounds like you may have been the carrier of the virus from the sick kids into your home to your family. This is the common spread of a viral infection. It looks like you had a mild case and your husband developed more symptoms. Are you more at risk, that's hard to say with this limited information. Things that may play a role would be your overall health, medications, sleep ....... ...Read more
Sore throat: Another throat infection caused by a different virus, infectious mononucleosis, or even another strep infection may be the cause of this sore throat. Unless it resolves within a day or so, another evaluation by your physician will be necessary and the appropriate tests and treatment will be obtained. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
You : You may be dealing with a bacterial infection (i.e. Strep throat). This requires antibiotic therapy, however you will need to see a doctor for testing in order to determine if this is the cause. In the meantime try over the counter Ibuprofen or motrin. Also try gargling with warm salt water. I hope you are better soon. ...Read more
I have a tickle in my throat. No coughing until I drink something, but its irritating, no sore throat, no fever, not sick,just annoying?
My 15 year old son has 2 small white like balls on his tonsil. No sore throat, no fever, what could this be?
Had white spots on my throat for three weeks now. No sore throat, no fever and no swelling I feel normal?
Not exactly sure: What you are asking. Got the picture but not the question. Please rephrase and re-post. ...Read more
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