Sore throat but negative test for Strep infection - Online Doctor Chats
Doctor : Hi
Doctor : How can i help you
User : Since last sunday I have had a bad sore throat with a mild fever of about 99-105.4
User : i went to a doctor last tuesday and got a strep test which came up negative
Doctor : k
User : also the 48 hour culture came up negative
Doctor : since when is the sore throat?
Doctor : and fever?
User : it has now been week that i have had this sore throat and it is quite bad
User : its been a week
Doctor : your age and occupation?
User : 19, student
Doctor : k
Doctor : you had any sore throat before?
User : yea
User : this sore throat is particulary bad though
Doctor : do you have any skin problems or joint problems?
Doctor : is there any test u done with?
User : unless i take some extra strength tylenol it is pretty hard to bare swallowing. also moving my tongue around provides pain
User : i have acne
Doctor : k have you taken any antibiotics for it before?
User : for acne or for my sore throat?
Doctor : sore throat?
User : i have in the past but not with this particular sore throat
Doctor : k use mouth garglings and zyretec
User : salt water gargle?
Doctor : if its not reduced then u have to start an antibiotic
Doctor : yes
Doctor : lime water salt gargles
User : alright. how much time should i give it before going to a doctor to get antibiotics if it doesnt get better?
Doctor : 3 times a day
Doctor : and particularly in night
Doctor : 2 days time..i will tell u few tests
Doctor : get it done
Doctor : i assure you that you will get better
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