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I have had reflux and been on meds for about a month. Have had intermittent burning in throat and intermittent upper tummy burning. Last few days have had tightness in throat, sore throat and hurts to swallow. ?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
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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). Throat lozenges or Tylenol (acetaminophen) may help decrease symptoms.

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). Throat lozenges or Tylenol (acetaminophen) may help decrease symptoms.
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