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I have a very sore throat. Tonsils are inflamed and striped.

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I have a very...

I have a very sore throat. Tonsils are inflamed and striped. A couple of weeks ago I lost my voice in what seemed to be a cold. The cold part cleared up, but the sore throat persisted. Then three days ago I came down with a bad head cold. That is much better now, but the terrible sore throat persists.

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

It all started about a day before Thanlsgiving. No fever now, but I had a slight fever a couple of days ago.

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

Much tonsillitis as a child. Thyroid removal in 2016 due to Graves disease. Got a flu shot in September. Nothing else I can think of.

Submitted: 7 months ago.Category: Medical
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Doctor: Dr. Scott, Doctor replied 7 months ago

Sorry to hear about your current situation.

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Doctor: Dr. Scott, Doctor replied 7 months ago

I hope you received by previous answer

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
Last night was my first night with no sore throat, so maybe I am finally on the mend.
Doctor: Dr. Scott, Doctor replied 7 months ago
I am glad to help that. Are there questions that I can answer? If not please send 5 stars so we can close out this question
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