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My name is ***** *****, I have a sore throat, red patches on

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Customer: My name is ***** *****, I have a sore throat, red patches on roof of mouth, swollen glands and yellow film on my tongue.
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Customer: I have had a sore throat for 2 weeks the worst was yesterday the pain goes away with 800 mg of Motrin.
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Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 11 months ago.

Hi there,

This is Dr Basu, experienced Internal Medicine Specialist.

I am here to address your concerns and provide great service.

2 weeks duration, presence of red patches suggest the likelihood of bacterial infection.

Streptococcal infection is most common and can be tested with rapid strep throat swab.

There can be other bacterial infection as well not readily tested for.

But throat culture can be sent out.

Hence, it is time for you to see your doctor for a clinical evaluation.

Oral antibiotics like amoxicillin should be considered.

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