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Had the chills for 2 days and aheadach. The chills are finally gone but now my throat hurts so bad even when I talk is this serious? Or will it pass
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Dr. Peter Corrado
Family Medicine
7 doctors agree
In brief: Either
A sore throat may pass, but it still could be serious.
For example, a strep throat can resolve without treatment, but still can ultimately cause damage to the heart or the kidneys if it isn't treated properly. It's always a good idea to have your doctor check out a bad sore throat. Testing is easy to do and it can avoid a bad out come later.

In brief: Either
A sore throat may pass, but it still could be serious.
For example, a strep throat can resolve without treatment, but still can ultimately cause damage to the heart or the kidneys if it isn't treated properly. It's always a good idea to have your doctor check out a bad sore throat. Testing is easy to do and it can avoid a bad out come later.
Dr. Peter Corrado
Dr. Peter Corrado
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Dr. Martin Raff
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Sounds viral
This sounds like an illness caused by a virus (influenza, adenovirus, parainfluenza, etc.
). It should generally resolve within several days. You might try gargling with a salt solution which will help reduce the swelling caused by the inflammation. There are also over-the-counter local anesthetic solutions which will numb the area. Ask your pharmacist.

In brief: Sounds viral
This sounds like an illness caused by a virus (influenza, adenovirus, parainfluenza, etc.
). It should generally resolve within several days. You might try gargling with a salt solution which will help reduce the swelling caused by the inflammation. There are also over-the-counter local anesthetic solutions which will numb the area. Ask your pharmacist.
Dr. Martin Raff
Dr. Martin Raff
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