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Sore throats (pharyngitis) commonly caused by bacterial infections of the throat. The bacteria causing the pharyngitis can be of many types but a common bacteria causing such an acute painful infection is streptococcus. Commonly referred to as Strep throat, this infection is very painful and requires prompt treatment with a course of antibiotics to clear this infection. Please seek medical attention immediately to have your throat examined, tested, and start the appropriate medication.
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