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I've had an extremely sore throat for a week with some other mild respiratory symptoms. Is it worth a strep test?

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Dr. Swati Avashia
Internal Medicine & Pediatrics

In brief: Maybe

A week is a little long to have a persistent sore throat from a typical viral infection.
If you are having a runny nose, cough, congestion, it is less likely to be strep throat but there are other possible explanations like seasonal allergies or infectious mononucleosis. I would go see your doctor for an evaluation.

In brief: Maybe

A week is a little long to have a persistent sore throat from a typical viral infection.
If you are having a runny nose, cough, congestion, it is less likely to be strep throat but there are other possible explanations like seasonal allergies or infectious mononucleosis. I would go see your doctor for an evaluation.
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