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Can post nasal drip cause sore throat with swollen lymph nodes? What can I do to get the swollen down?

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Dr. Michael Benjamin
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology

In brief: Strep vs. cold

The post nasal drip probably didn't cause the sore throat, but all these symptoms are probably attributable to a cold at best, strep throat at worst.
Sore throat with swollen nodes, especially with cough, should be evaluated by a doctor for strep throat, because in that case one would require antibiotics, more than just simple cold remedies like chicken soup or tylenol (acetaminophen). Feel better!

In brief: Strep vs. cold

The post nasal drip probably didn't cause the sore throat, but all these symptoms are probably attributable to a cold at best, strep throat at worst.
Sore throat with swollen nodes, especially with cough, should be evaluated by a doctor for strep throat, because in that case one would require antibiotics, more than just simple cold remedies like chicken soup or tylenol (acetaminophen). Feel better!
Dr. Michael Benjamin
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