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When should I seek medical care for a sore throat?

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Seek medical care:

  1. If you have been in contact with someone with strep throat and you have a sore throat, it is reasonable to have a strep test done.

  2. If your sore throat is associated with a fever, swollen "glands" (lymph nodes), or white patches on the back of your throat.

  3. If your sore throat is not associated with other cold symptoms (runny nose, watery eyes, sinus congestion).

  4. For any sore throat that has a sudden onset and is associated with a fever.

  5. If you are having trouble swallowing liquids (pain with swallowing is to be expected with a sore throat).

  6. If your sore throat persists for more than a week.

  7. If you have a sore throat and the front of your neck is sore and stiff.

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-If you have strep throat that difficulty swallowing foods

-Laryngitis or loss of voice, Tonsillitis

-A painful red blisters in the mouth and on the tongue

-Rash that starts on the neck and face and spreads down the body

-Drooling


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