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Past month had sore with red bumps back of throat, white tongue, swollen tonsils. Strep=neg. Occured days after sex w another guy. Coincidental? Std?

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Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management

In brief: Seasonal flu

Seasonal flu is very common viral infection.
Usually the condition resolves on its own with home care. Drink water and get a good rest. If concerned, see your pcp.

In brief: Seasonal flu

Seasonal flu is very common viral infection.
Usually the condition resolves on its own with home care. Drink water and get a good rest. If concerned, see your pcp.
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Dr. Faryal Ghaffar
Pediatrics

In brief: Sore throat

Viral illnesses can cause tonsillitis and ulcers in the back of throat.
Gonorrhea which is transmitted sexually can cause pharyno-tonsillitis but most infections are asymptomatic.

In brief: Sore throat

Viral illnesses can cause tonsillitis and ulcers in the back of throat.
Gonorrhea which is transmitted sexually can cause pharyno-tonsillitis but most infections are asymptomatic.
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