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Sore throat, worse with swallowing. Swollen glands on rt side. Cough, somewhat productive. Is it likely a virus and therefor no reason for dr visit?
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Dr. James Eitner
Family Medicine
3 doctors agree
In brief: Viral Most Common
It is most likely a viral infection, which usually clears on its own within a week.
If the symptoms last longer, fever worsens, severe headache, skin rash, dark urine, thick mucous, cough productive of colored or bloody sputum, or difficulty breathing, see your doctor. To relieve the sore throat, gargle frequently with warm or cold double-strength tea or warm salt water . Wash hands often.

In brief: Viral Most Common
It is most likely a viral infection, which usually clears on its own within a week.
If the symptoms last longer, fever worsens, severe headache, skin rash, dark urine, thick mucous, cough productive of colored or bloody sputum, or difficulty breathing, see your doctor. To relieve the sore throat, gargle frequently with warm or cold double-strength tea or warm salt water . Wash hands often.
Dr. James Eitner
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Dr. Sue Ferranti
Internal Medicine
In brief: See your doctor...
If your symptoms are due to bacteria, you would likely have a fever, cough productive of discolored sputum, etc.
However, to be certain your symptoms are viral and not bacterial, you do need to be evaluated by your doctor. Your doctor can determine the etiology of your symptoms as well as provide effective treatment so see your doctor.

In brief: See your doctor...
If your symptoms are due to bacteria, you would likely have a fever, cough productive of discolored sputum, etc.
However, to be certain your symptoms are viral and not bacterial, you do need to be evaluated by your doctor. Your doctor can determine the etiology of your symptoms as well as provide effective treatment so see your doctor.
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