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Cold and Flu Scare

Patient: Ok I’m not sure whats wrong with me, I’ve had a cold for about a week now, and I’m still sick. I have a sore throat that feels swollen and a swollen neck, as well as an earache and headache It hurts to eat anything but soup, and I’ve constantly got a weird slime coating my mouth. What is wrong with me.

 

 

Doctor: Most sore throat are caused by viral infection which run its course and no treatment is required. In certain cases there viral infection may make one susceptible for a bacterial infection, which may be in your case. Your symptoms of neck swelling and post nasal drip (slime coated mouth) may be due to a bacterial infection. I would suggest that you see your doctor for a throat swab to rule out streptococcal throat infection and appropriate antibiotics. I wish yo well, take care.

 


 

 
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Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

Dr. Suneel Sharman completed his residency in Family Medicine at the University of Toronto. He currently operates Infinity Health Centre, a walk-in-clinic in downtown Toronto.

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