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Sore throat past 3 wks mostly left side. Pain comes & goes during day and radiates up to my ear when swallowing. Very painful. ?

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Dr. Donald Colantino
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In brief: Sore throat

A sore throat for three weeks requires investigation which would include a throat inspection by a physician(to look for pharyngitis, tonsillitis) or a throat culture to check for strep(which is treated with antibiotics) and blood tests which include a cbc and differential cell count as well as a monotest(to detect infectious mononucleosis).
See your physician who will order the appropriate tests

In brief: Sore throat

A sore throat for three weeks requires investigation which would include a throat inspection by a physician(to look for pharyngitis, tonsillitis) or a throat culture to check for strep(which is treated with antibiotics) and blood tests which include a cbc and differential cell count as well as a monotest(to detect infectious mononucleosis).
See your physician who will order the appropriate tests
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