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Sore throat can be caused by the viral
That can persist for several days sometimes.
Candida is unlikely since you do not see anything abnormal.
Another possibility can be the streptococcal infection.
That should be checked with throat swab.
GERD can also cause chronic sore throat.
Nexium may take 4 to 6 weeks to achieve better control.
Also Sucralfate can be added for its coating and soothing effect.
Lidocaine swish also helps with its numbing effect but requires prescription.
You can try otc benzpnatate tablets which has numbing effect and helps with sore throat.
Given that 2 weeks passed, it is time for you to see your doctor to check up the above.
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