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I am here to help you with your concerns.
Sore throat can be caused by the allergies.
And allergies also make you prone for viral or bacterial infection.
Since you still have sore throat, it is better to check for strep infection by rapid strep test.
If rapid strep is negative, then, viral infection can cause this.
In that case, the symptoms should improve over time.
In case of strep throat, an antibiotic course will help.
I will go check it out. When he checked my throat he said it was pink which is normal. I also started a dry cough
yes that can be still allergy related.
How long more should I give it?
However, when the symptoms last more than a week, it makes a good case to rule out strep throat.
usually 2 weeks.
If not getting better, then infection should be ruled out.
ok. The cough has been a week and I am still taking Nasonex for the sinustis.
sometimes oral prednisone may be required if this is allergy related.
but first rule out the infection.