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My throat has been hurting for the last 5 days

Patient: My throat has been hurting for the last 5 days and I have had a persistent headache as well for the last 5 days. It is painful to swallow and feels swollen, but not itchy or scratchy. When I take naproxen, it helps with the pain in my throat as well as the headache, but nothing else helps. I have no fever and no cold symptoms. Could this still be strep or something else? What can I do? Should I see a doctor and get antibiotics? Thanks.

 

 

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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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