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I don't smoke or drink but I have this minor ache in throat for about a week now but only noticeable if I swallow hard im only 22 should I worry?

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Theresa Yang
General Practice
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In brief: No

You likely have a sore throat due to a viral or bacterial infection.
A throat swab may be done by your doctor to determine if the infection is bacterial, and antibiotics can be prescribed. Otherwise, treatment is mainly symptomatic with nsaids or acetaminophen. A sore throat usually goes away in a few days. See your doctor if your symptoms don't improve or if they come back.

In brief: No

You likely have a sore throat due to a viral or bacterial infection.
A throat swab may be done by your doctor to determine if the infection is bacterial, and antibiotics can be prescribed. Otherwise, treatment is mainly symptomatic with nsaids or acetaminophen. A sore throat usually goes away in a few days. See your doctor if your symptoms don't improve or if they come back.
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Dr. Claude Parola
Internal Medicine
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In brief: See doc if persist

Infections caused by virus/ bacteria can cause sore throat, acid reflux can also cause it, if your symptoms persist, it is a good idea to have yourself checked by your doctor.

In brief: See doc if persist

Infections caused by virus/ bacteria can cause sore throat, acid reflux can also cause it, if your symptoms persist, it is a good idea to have yourself checked by your doctor.
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