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Hi I have had a sore throat since Tues. Usually a cold will start with a sore throat but move to my chest or head within 24 hours. My throat is raw. It is very swollen and read. Should I be concerned?

Doctor's Assistant: How long have you had the symptoms? Do you have a fever?

I have had this intense sore throat since Tues. I

Doctor's Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?

I am not a person that gets sick much. I am 60, but healthy. I have never had a sore throat this long.

Submitted: 8 months ago.Category: Medical
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Doctor: Dr Chip (M.D.), Doctor replied 8 months ago

Any fever with this?

Any any white patches on the back of your throat?

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
mild fever. redness & very swollen
Customer reply replied 8 months ago
swollen nodes
Doctor: Dr Chip (M.D.), Doctor replied 8 months ago

In that case this is likely a viral pharyngitis that will eventually run it's course--perhaps in another three days

It doesn't sound like a strep throat so for now it isn't anything worrisome

But if this goes on beyond another three days you should have a strep screen to see if you need antibiotics at that point

Please let me know if you need any more information

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