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I have had strep twice this winter. But my sore throat

persists. My throats been hurting...
I have had strep twice this winter. But my sore throat persists. My throats been hurting on and off since December. Started bothering me again earlier this week. Went to the doctor yesterday and I was negative for strep but my throats still hurts. It seems to be pretty chronic this winter. I don't have any other symptoms, no fever, swollen glands and don't feel sick. But the throats pain is irritating. Any thoughts on what could be going on and how I can fix it?
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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
I am a 27 year old female. I've been prescribed a zpack twice because I'm allergic to amoxicillin. I have no other symptoms. I've had chronic strep as a child but got my tonsils removed when I was 10. Haven't had issues with it until the year

Thank you for the input.
I am very sorry for your symptoms.
Sore throat can come from a few causes.
There can be an infection.
Virus usually causes it frequently.
But the symptoms do not last long.
Bacterial infection or strep can cause it.
But your tests have come back negative.
There can be other issues.
Other cause can be reflux of acid.
This can cause sore throat which gets worse at night from posture.
Acid reducers like zantac, antacid can help here.
Please try to take bland diet.
Avoid tea, coffee, alcohol.
You can try to keep the head end of the bed raised.
This can help to prevent reflux.
Another cause can be mouth breathing at night, allergy.
Please try to keep the room warm & humidified.
You can take Zyrtec for a few days.
You can do warm salt,water gargling.
1/2 tsf salt in 8 oz. of warm water would be good.
I hope this information will be helpful.
If you have any query, please feel free to ask.
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If you are happy with my answer please click on 5 star rating so that I can get the credit for helping you.
Wish you healthy life.
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