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High fever and sore throat?
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Dr. Ester Kwok
Internal Medicine
In brief: Could be strep
If you are an adult with high fever and sore throat, you could have strep throat, influenza virus, or other causes for which there is treatment.
Go see your doctor. (s)he can exam you and do a rapid test for these causes. To make you feel better in the meantime, you may take tylenol, (acetaminophen) while waiting to be seen.

In brief: Could be strep
If you are an adult with high fever and sore throat, you could have strep throat, influenza virus, or other causes for which there is treatment.
Go see your doctor. (s)he can exam you and do a rapid test for these causes. To make you feel better in the meantime, you may take tylenol, (acetaminophen) while waiting to be seen.
Dr. Ester Kwok
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Dr. Ray Holt
Family Medicine
In brief: Could be
Strept is just one type of pathogen that can cause a throat infection.
It's one that needs an antibiotic, most of the others don't. It's more likely strept if you have a fever, swollen lymph nodes in the front of your neck and white mucous covering your tonsills.

In brief: Could be
Strept is just one type of pathogen that can cause a throat infection.
It's one that needs an antibiotic, most of the others don't. It's more likely strept if you have a fever, swollen lymph nodes in the front of your neck and white mucous covering your tonsills.
Dr. Ray Holt
Dr. Ray Holt
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