Ihave sore throat and difficult to swallow?

Pharyngitis. There are lots of causes of sore throat, from post nasal drip, to viral infections (even as bad as mono), to strep throat. Stay hydrated. If you don't have a fever, sit tight. Antihistamines can help post nasal drip, but they can also be drying, so be careful. Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Ibuprofen are always helpful. Hope you feel better soon.

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