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Bad sore throat for weeks with white specs no fever coughing up and blowing yellowmucus, strep test was negative and no fever. Cbc and chest xray ok?

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Dr. Thomas Rayson
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In brief: Virus

This is an upper respiratory virus most likely a common throat infection virus it is possible that this is an atypical strep pneumonia bacteria which would give a negative rapid strep test if there was another bacteria interfering with the test such as actinomyces if you have a high fever please have a repeat strep test.

In brief: Virus

This is an upper respiratory virus most likely a common throat infection virus it is possible that this is an atypical strep pneumonia bacteria which would give a negative rapid strep test if there was another bacteria interfering with the test such as actinomyces if you have a high fever please have a repeat strep test.
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