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I have a sore throat, what's the cause?

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Dr. Ronda Alexander
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery

In brief: Unsure

Sore throat is a symptom which is associated with many conditions.
Do you have a cold or flu? Then it's normal to have a sore throat. If not, it could be reflux or any of a number of other conditions. Please get to a primary care provider to review your health status, especially if you're not better by 2 weeks from when things started.

In brief: Unsure

Sore throat is a symptom which is associated with many conditions.
Do you have a cold or flu? Then it's normal to have a sore throat. If not, it could be reflux or any of a number of other conditions. Please get to a primary care provider to review your health status, especially if you're not better by 2 weeks from when things started.
Dr. Ronda Alexander
Dr. Ronda Alexander
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Dr. Mahaveer Mukkamalla
Family Medicine

In brief: Viral infection

90 % of cases its a viral infection, especially in this flu season.
It could be also a steptococcal pharyngitis if you have fever or white patches on the tonsils. Infectious mononucleosis is a another viral inf. Which is a possibility. If the symptoms stay for 5-7 days and resolve it is most likely a viral inf and don't be hesitant in taking an antibiotic before that. Talk to your family doctor

In brief: Viral infection

90 % of cases its a viral infection, especially in this flu season.
It could be also a steptococcal pharyngitis if you have fever or white patches on the tonsils. Infectious mononucleosis is a another viral inf. Which is a possibility. If the symptoms stay for 5-7 days and resolve it is most likely a viral inf and don't be hesitant in taking an antibiotic before that. Talk to your family doctor
Dr. Mahaveer Mukkamalla
Dr. Mahaveer Mukkamalla
Thank
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