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When should I worry about a sore throat? I have had a sore throat with nasal congestion for a few days, I think just a cold, but when do I worry?

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Dr. Anna Meyer
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery - Pediatric
6 doctors agree

In brief: High fever

If you have a high fever, tender or swollen neck, can't keep fluids down, have pus on your tonsils, or don't start feeling better after 5-7 days, then you should see a doctor.

In brief: High fever

If you have a high fever, tender or swollen neck, can't keep fluids down, have pus on your tonsils, or don't start feeling better after 5-7 days, then you should see a doctor.
Dr. Anna Meyer
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Dr. Michio Abe
Internal Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: A common cold

Sounds like a typical common cold.
It usually lasts about 5-7 days. Try increased fluid intake and rest as much as you can. If the symptoms last more than 1-2 week, or if your symptoms are so severe that your ability to function is compromised, you may consider calling in sick and go see your doctor.

In brief: A common cold

Sounds like a typical common cold.
It usually lasts about 5-7 days. Try increased fluid intake and rest as much as you can. If the symptoms last more than 1-2 week, or if your symptoms are so severe that your ability to function is compromised, you may consider calling in sick and go see your doctor.
Dr. Michio Abe
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