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Sore throat infection, unprotected sex with alcohol, chills, sore throat and soreness in the neck. - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi.
User :   hi there
User :   how are u?
Doctor :   Please proceed with your query.
User :   just a quick question about STIs
Doctor :   Fine thank you. How you doing?
Doctor :   Ok.
User :   on friday I had unprotected sex with my girlfriend of a couple months. alcohol involved.
User :   the next day (24 hours from the time we had sex) I started to get mild symptoms
Doctor :   Ok.
User :   chills, sore throat, soreness in my neck
Doctor :   Ok.
User :   nothing terribly serious, most of which i was find after i took a motrin
User :   im starting to feel better 3 days later
Doctor :   Did you have fever?
Doctor :   Ok.
User :   i dont know
User :   i got chills for sure
User :   at night i woke up very cold
Doctor :   Ok these symptoms can be incidental.
User :   ok, they are fairly common symptoms, but i thought i should be careful given the timing
Doctor :   These are symptoms of respiratory tract infection may or may not be related to your sexual encounter.
Doctor :   You should always take precautions.
User :   ok, are there any particular STIs that I should be aware of that produce symptoms within 24 hours??
Doctor :   It can vary actually, HIV can produce symptoms usually with in one week.
Doctor :   They are unlikely with in 24 hours.
User :   ok understood. im guessing i should follow up with this in the future?
Doctor :   Yeah definitely but need not worry about it because such symptoms are very common even due to anxiety.
Doctor :   You can go for testing after 2 months.
User :   ok, which probably would be a good idea to do anyways
Doctor :   Take precautions. You can always use condoms, they are very effective.
User :   yeah i will, unfortunately I did not at the time
User :   my sore throat seems to be mainly from drainage... should i look into a sinus infection perhaps?
Doctor :   Not a problem, hope you will not forget it next time.
Doctor :   Yes that can be possible. You can take a course of antibiotics.
User :   ok great... thanks for the advice... i will look into it
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me.
User :   have a great day
Doctor :   You too..
Doctor :   Bye for now.
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