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I have had a sore throat since last Wednesday (7 days) with ...

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I have had a sore throat since last Wednesday (7 days) with no let up. i have cough, which is becoming more productive, though does not seem to be from my lungs. I don''t usually get a fever, but I have had chills. I have been gargling with salt water and taking ibuprofen, which does help initially. I also have swollen glands in the neck area. I am a 59 year-old female. Should I just tough it out or go to seek help?

This seems that you are having pharyngitis due to throat infection.Also your lymph nodes are enlarged.Some tests,throat examination & clinical physical examination is required.Also antibiotic medication & certain other prescription medication may be required accordinglly.

You should make an appointment with the doctor.

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