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Getting throat pain when I swallow. Is flu going around?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
3 doctors agree

In brief: Influenza ; other

Viruses are active this time of year.I f you have significantly sore throat w swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see medical provider ; get a strep throat test ; culture.
Saltwater gargles are helpful. Mix a 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 amount of lemon juice.

In brief: Influenza ; other

Viruses are active this time of year.I f you have significantly sore throat w swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see medical provider ; get a strep throat test ; culture.
Saltwater gargles are helpful. Mix a 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 amount of lemon juice.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Dr. Willam Lau
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

But throat pain is not a common flu symptom.

In brief: Yes

But throat pain is not a common flu symptom.
Dr. Willam Lau
Dr. Willam Lau
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