I am experiencing sore throat.

Dr. can check throat. New throat pain can be from a strep throat infection (antibiotics are needed), a cold or influenza (antibiotics usually not used), or from some other cause such as allergies or irritants. Usually, a person sees the doctor if the sore throat is bothersome, recurrent, or doesn't go away quickly (mainly to check for strep). A couple days of throat lozenges and Tylenol (acetaminophen) can lessen pain.

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I am experiencing sore throat. The following also describes me: Cough. What should I do?

Dr. can check throat. New throat pain can be from a strep throat infection (antibiotics are needed), a cold or influenza (antibiotics usually not used), or from some other cause such as allergies or irritants. Usually, a person sees the doctor if the sore throat is bothersome, recurrent, or doesn't go away quickly (mainly to check for strep). A couple days of throat lozenges and Tylenol (acetaminophen) can lessen pain. Read more...

I am experiencing sore throat. For the past 4wks very itchy, thick brownish mucus at times?

That's too long. . Four weeks is too long to go with a sore throat without being evaluated locally by physician. The symptoms that you described could represent an infection, and a viral infection generally would not last as long. You might need treatment, including an antibiotic. Please visit a physician locally for an examination. Read more...

I am experiencing sore throat, cough (worsened by: lying down, at night), headache (side: all sides) (severity: severe) (time frame: sudden) (qua...

See MD . See MD for a full exam. Know all your meds medical history, any recent antibiotic treatment, allergies, etc. Did you have the seasonal influenza vaccine? Influenza virus very common right now. See MD and until then try symptomatic relief with OTC dextromethorphan / guaifenesin and ibuprofen 800 3 times a day. Stay hydrated. Good luck. . Read more...

I am experiencing sore throat and white patches on my tonsils. Should I go get a strep test?

Can examine +/- test. Throat pain can be from a strep throat infection (antibiotics are needed), a cold or influenza (antibiotics usually not used), or from some other cause such as allergies or irritants. Usually, a person sees the doctor if the sore throat is bothersome, recurrent, or doesn't go away quickly (mainly to check for strep throat). Sore throats often pass on their own, but antibiotics are used for strep. Read more...

I am experiencing sore throat. I had a low risk sexual experience condom was used on Nov 15. Took a 4th generation test on February 4 non-reactive and a oralquick on march 9 also negative but I've had a soar throat for almost three months?

Test. You should schedule a visit with your PCP for a oral exam and throat swab. If you have white exudates could be bacterial or fungal. Also need an STD panel (gonorrhea/chlamydia) Read more...
See your doctor. Those tests only look for HIV. They don't assess for strep, thrush, or pharyngeal gonorrhea. None of these should cause 3 months worth of symptoms in any case; you should see a doctor for evaluation as lots of other non-infectious problems can cause a persistent sore throat, including acid reflux, thyroid disorders, or postnasal drip. Read more...

I am experiencing sore throat, fever (better by: with fluids, rest) (worsened by: dehydration (fluid loss), exercise or physical activity) (severi...

Inflammation. you probably have a viral if not a bacterial infection. Ibuprofen may help with the inflammation and pain. Some people like tea with honey or lemon. Cough drops can help. With a virus it takes 2-3 days to clear. bacterial can take longer and you may need antibiotics. If not getting better in 3 days see an MD. Read more...