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My name is ***** *****. 37. Day 3 of dry sore throat. Roof

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My name is ***** *****. 37. Day 3 of dry sore throat. Roof of mouth is red in just one small area. Uvula looks red but not all of it, almost like blood in one area. Any thoughts?
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Customer: Was a little hoarse yesterday...better today but not 100%. Recently yelled at baseball games and sucked a lot of air while running a 5K. No other symptoms (yet) besides throat and mouth concerns
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Submitted: 7 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Thomas, MD replied 7 months ago.
HiYesthe throat needs a rapid strep test.Adults do get strep.Now is the day to do this.If that is negative, this will heal on its own, assuming you don't have acid reflux, which can cause this.It is most likely viral, which can take a week to heal. OK, so you might have more questions or want to give me more information: Please use reply to expert if you have further questions. When you are ready, please click a positive rating [hopefully excellent—that’s how we are paid, per rating]. If you forgot something, come back. I am here daily.
Customer: replied 7 months ago.
Yet, if I do have acid reflux?
Expert:  Dr. Thomas, MD replied 7 months ago.
Then it would need to be treated by your doctor.Ant acids usually. please click a positive rating [hopefully excellent—that’s how we are paid, per rating]. If you forgot something, come back. I am here daily.
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 7 months ago.
I highly doubt this is strepDo you have a picture of the throat I can see?