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Sore throat- what is it? - February 14th 2018, 05:19 PM

Last night around midnight I was starting to fall asleep when very suddenly I had an incredibly sore throat. I mean swallowing was really painful. It kept me up most of the night. I thought it might be an oncoming cold, or maybe even the flu since that's spreading like a wildfire, but when I woke up this morning I had no congestion or cough; just a headache and a general feeling of malaise. It could possibly be allergies but I've never had allergies in my life. I don't have a fever (yet) but I'm going to monitor it as the day goes on.

So is it allergies? The flu? A cold? Strep? I can't really afford to go to a doctor right now, and I have so much stuff going on in the next couple of days that even if I could it would be hard to find a time to see one.


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Re: Sore throat- what is it? - February 14th 2018, 07:14 PM

Hmm, when that happens to me it's usually either allergies, mucus or tonsil stones.

Is it possible to have a little look and see what your throat is like? Strep throat will be red and swollen with white spots and a grayish tongue. I would've thought that within a day or so you would have other symptoms if it's a cold or the flu. If you still have tonsils, then tonsil stones may or may not be visible- they'll be grayish and perhaps poking out a little. You can try gargling to loosen them.

Otherwise, just keep an eye on any other symptoms you develop and hope it goes away for you soon!


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Re: Sore throat- what is it? - February 14th 2018, 07:18 PM

Update: I'm running a fever now, which means I probably need to go to the doctor. Thank you for your advice, though! I'll keep you posted.

Update #2: It’s the flu. Blargh!


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Re: Sore throat- what is it? - February 15th 2018, 04:59 PM

Oh no! Sorry to hear you have the flu! Awful timing for you. Hope you get plenty of rest and feel better soon


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Re: Sore throat- what is it? - February 28th 2018, 10:08 PM

Take tylenol or motrin for the feber and pain. They make liquid forms.
   
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