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Sore throat and congestion for 10 days. Congestion almost gone, throat sore am/pm. See dr or wait?

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Dr. David Lee
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Wait

It appears that your symptoms are improving.
If this is the case, i would wait.

In brief: Wait

It appears that your symptoms are improving.
If this is the case, i would wait.
Dr. David Lee
Dr. David Lee
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Dr. Latisha Smith
Wound care
1 doctor agrees

In brief: See a doctor

Upper respiratory infections are usually caused by a virus and they are usually gone after 5-7 days.
If symptoms are persisting for over 7 days its time to get an doctor's examination. Sometimes a viral URI will develop a secondary bacterial infection which will be relieved with prescription antibiotics. A doctor can also swab the throat and check for streptoccocal infection.

In brief: See a doctor

Upper respiratory infections are usually caused by a virus and they are usually gone after 5-7 days.
If symptoms are persisting for over 7 days its time to get an doctor's examination. Sometimes a viral URI will develop a secondary bacterial infection which will be relieved with prescription antibiotics. A doctor can also swab the throat and check for streptoccocal infection.
Dr. Latisha Smith
Dr. Latisha Smith
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