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Low grade fever, white on back of throat, body aches, congestion, swollen glands & sore ear...What could this be?

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Dr. Mitchell Vogel
Ophthalmology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Infection

Please seek out o doctors care tonight or tomorrow for diagnosis and treatment.
Feel better.

In brief: Infection

Please seek out o doctors care tonight or tomorrow for diagnosis and treatment.
Feel better.
Thank
Dr. Alvin Lin
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Strep or virus

Strep throat is a subset of sore throats, most of which are caused by viruses which don't respond to antibiotics.
In other words, taking an antibiotic won't speed your recovery, unless you have strep. We need an exam to figure out which is which. We can also use centor criteria (http://www.Mdcalc.Com/modified-centor-score-for-strep-pharyngitis/) to determine need for further testing.

In brief: Strep or virus

Strep throat is a subset of sore throats, most of which are caused by viruses which don't respond to antibiotics.
In other words, taking an antibiotic won't speed your recovery, unless you have strep. We need an exam to figure out which is which. We can also use centor criteria (http://www.Mdcalc.Com/modified-centor-score-for-strep-pharyngitis/) to determine need for further testing.
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In brief: .

Could be viral or bacterial pharyngitis or mononucleosis.
Would suggest getting it checked by physician to rule out strep throat.

In brief: .

Could be viral or bacterial pharyngitis or mononucleosis.
Would suggest getting it checked by physician to rule out strep throat.
Thank
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