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Severe sore throat for 5 days and a moderate fever(99.8 and lower)?
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Dr. Keegan Duchicela
Family Medicine
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In brief: Time to get checked
Most sore throats are caused by viral illnesses and usually get better in 5-7 days.
If you think the pain is not improving at all by 5 days, that's concerning. You've put up a good, brave fight so far - but time to get checked out by your doctor. Nothing to go to the er tonight for, but tomorrow for sure. Hope you get well soon!

In brief: Time to get checked
Most sore throats are caused by viral illnesses and usually get better in 5-7 days.
If you think the pain is not improving at all by 5 days, that's concerning. You've put up a good, brave fight so far - but time to get checked out by your doctor. Nothing to go to the er tonight for, but tomorrow for sure. Hope you get well soon!
Dr. Keegan Duchicela
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