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I feel a mild pain in my throat when I take a deep breath.

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I feel a mild pain in my throat when I take a deep breath.
JA: How long have you had the symptoms? Do you have a fever?
Customer: It just started feeling it yesterday. Not sure if I have a fever or not.
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: I'll check my temp when I get home.
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Saha replied 1 month ago.

Thank you for your question.
I am Dr Saha, I shall try my best to help you.
Do you have any other symptom? cough or past illness?
How old are you?
Did you consult doctor or take any measure?

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
a running nose (sometimes) and ocassional snezzing.I have not consulted a my primary care physician or taken any medication.I'm a 46 year-old African American male.Marc
Expert:  Dr. Saha replied 1 month ago.

Thank you for the information,
Sore throat can be caused by a number of factors.
In most cases it is due to viral infection.

Runny nose, sneezing can be due to virus.
Usually viral infection do not need any specific treatment.
It often passes off in 3-5 days.
But there can be an infection with bacteria too.
Sometimes it can be related to allergies.
Reflux can also cause it.
If symptoms continue, I would suggest to take an examination by doctor.
If doctor feels, a throat swab can be taken to test for bacteria.
In bacterial infection antibiotic would be necessary.
You can take tylenol for pain.
Warm salt water gargling will also help.
1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon of salt needs to be dissolved in an 8-ounce of warm water.
I hope this information helps.
If there’s anything else I can do, please let me know.
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