Dr. Lisa Rankin
ADHD & Autism
3 doctors agree

In brief: Likely viral

If you have a sore throat that is not strep than it is most likely viral which can be just as painful as strep.
If it is viral you have to let it run its course. You can use meds like advil (ibuprofen) for the pain but will not speed up the healing process. Staying hydrated is the first priority and you may need to drink smoothies to get calories in. Steroids can be used if airway is compromised.

In brief: Likely viral

If you have a sore throat that is not strep than it is most likely viral which can be just as painful as strep.
If it is viral you have to let it run its course. You can use meds like advil (ibuprofen) for the pain but will not speed up the healing process. Staying hydrated is the first priority and you may need to drink smoothies to get calories in. Steroids can be used if airway is compromised.
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Dr. Stuart Hickerson
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Swallowing

It could be your having a primary swallowing problem. I suggest you get rechecked.

In brief: Swallowing

It could be your having a primary swallowing problem. I suggest you get rechecked.
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