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Should I see a doctor because of my swollen throat?

Patient: Should I go get a doctor to check my swollen feeling throat? Or am I okay just leaving it be.

 

 

Symptoms: slight fever, runny nose, headache, swollen feeling and uncomfortable at the back of my mouth, throat is not sore and I have no dental issues

 

 

Doctor: Your complaints of a cold with running nose, swollen and discomfort in the throat suggest that you might have a sore thr oat. It is most likely a bacterial infection and you require antibiotics to treat the condition. My suggestion would be to see a general physician for treatment and followup for this.

 


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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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