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My Son is experiencing sore throat, fatigue, appetite changes (quality: reduced appetite) and loss of voice.

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
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In brief: 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 throat). A couple days of throat lozenges and Tylenol (acetaminophen) can help.

In brief: 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 throat). A couple days of throat lozenges and Tylenol (acetaminophen) can help.
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Dr. Donald Alves
Emergency Medicine

In brief: Throat

Time to see Urgent Care or primary Dr. Sounds like pharyngitis/tonsillitis, but needs checked for more serious complications.
Strep test may be reasonable. Meanwhile, Chloraseptic / Cepacol / similar may help with the pain enough to allow hydration. Good luck.

In brief: Throat

Time to see Urgent Care or primary Dr. Sounds like pharyngitis/tonsillitis, but needs checked for more serious complications.
Strep test may be reasonable. Meanwhile, Chloraseptic / Cepacol / similar may help with the pain enough to allow hydration. Good luck.
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