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I woke up with a sore throat, and when I swallow water it hurts. Does anyone know what this mightg be?

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Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Family Medicine
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In brief: Viral vs. bacterial

The condition may be tonsillitis or pharyngitis (if you have no tonsills).
Usually viral, but strep throat is a common thing as well. Usually presents without cough, but may cause fever and swollen lymph nodes. If plain tylenol/ibuprofen fails to help and especially if fever lasts >3 days, go see you doc.

In brief: Viral vs. bacterial

The condition may be tonsillitis or pharyngitis (if you have no tonsills).
Usually viral, but strep throat is a common thing as well. Usually presents without cough, but may cause fever and swollen lymph nodes. If plain tylenol/ibuprofen fails to help and especially if fever lasts >3 days, go see you doc.
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
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Dr. Scotty Bolding
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial

In brief: Throat infection

You may have an underlying throat infection and should be evaluated by your physician if it persist.

In brief: Throat infection

You may have an underlying throat infection and should be evaluated by your physician if it persist.
Dr. Scotty Bolding
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