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My thorat has been hurting for 4 days

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my thorat has been hurting for 4 days
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Saha replied 3 years ago.
Thank you for your question,
I’m Dr. Saha and I’ll try to help you.
Is it on both side?
Is there any fever/ cough?
Is there any difficulty in swallowing / drinking?
Did you try any medicine?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

both sides and its hard to swallow! no fever or cough and i have no white spots,red dots or swollen glands

Expert:  Dr. Saha replied 3 years ago.
Thank you for the information,
The symptoms can be due to pharyngitis.
White or red spot may not be always present.
But throat may look more red or congested.
Often it is viral.
But there can be an infection with bacteria too.
Sometimes it can be related to allergies.
I would suggest to take an examination by doctor.
If doctor feels, a throat swab can be taken to test for bacteria.
You can take tylenol for pain.
Warm salt water gargling will also help.
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Customer: replied 3 years ago.

well my throat is not red either it looks normal. how long till i feel better?

Expert:  Dr. Saha replied 3 years ago.

Hello Cris,

Throat may not look always red too.

Often viral infection cures by itself within 3-5 days, though sometimes it can be prolonged.

Take more fluid.

If the symptoms continue, please take an appointment with doctor on Monday.

Expert:  Dr. Saha replied 3 years ago.
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Expert:  Dr. Saha replied 3 years ago.
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