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Thoat infection, sore throat for 3 days - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Hi, may I answer your h
Doctor :   Hi
User :   Hello!
Doctor :   I am
User :   I have had a sore throat for 3 days
User :   I just recently gave oral sex to my boyfriend and am worried i caught something
User :   this is a new relationship for me and had only given him oral sex 2x before
User :   the sore throat started about 5 days after the incident
Doctor :   which one happened first
User :   oral sex
Doctor :   Oral sex or infection
User :   5 days later sore throat
User :   i have had it for 3 days
Doctor :   Ok
User :   it was getting better going away but i woke up with it worse today
Doctor :   x Do you have any discharge in throat ,like white stuff in thorat ot or on tonsils?
User :   no discharge or anything in the throat
Doctor :   Ok
User :   i can't see back enough to the tonsils
User :   but they look good
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   There 2 possible events
Doctor :   u have throat infections
User :   ok
Doctor :   1 from regular bacteria(streptococci) or viral
Doctor :   second u might have thorat infections from STD
Doctor :   STD could be Gonorhhoea or chlamydia
User :   could it just be from a cold?
Doctor :   Yes it could be just cold
Doctor :   In whatever the circumstances, I will recommend a course of antibiotics for 1 week
User :   ok so should i go into the doctor. i read online the throat infection from STD is not serious and it can go away on its own
Doctor :   This simplifies the treatment
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User :   ok so should i go into the doctor. i read online the throat infection from STD is not serious and it can go away on its own
Doctor :   ok continue
Doctor :   it is not serious but it is bacterial infection
Doctor :   so you need antibitics
User :   ok
Doctor :   Consult MD and tell the story and get a prescription for antibiotics
User :   how frequent is it to get it?
User :   Gonorrhea of the throat is also known as pharyngeal gonorrhea. Gonorrhea of the throat is almost always considered harmless. Most people never even experience symptoms. It is difficult to transmit and usually goes away by itself without treatment.
Doctor :   OK
User :   that's what it says online
User :   i don't trust it
Doctor :   Online information may be correct butwhen it comes to you or me the situation changes
Doctor :   so my advice get antibiotics and decision is yours
User :   ok
User :   i will go to the doctor
User :   how bad is this strain of gonorrhea that doesn't react to antibiotics
User :   or common
Doctor :   Usually it responds to later generation Floroquinlones
Doctor :   or thrird generation cephalosporins
Doctor :   Actually if it is Gonorhhea , just one injection of Rocephin is enough
User :   ok perfect
User :   i will talk to the doctor today
Doctor :   Ok
User :   and then to my boyfriend
Doctor :   Yea
User :   he probably doesnt' even know he has it
Doctor :   Give one shot too.
Doctor :   We dont know
Doctor :   We r just hypothesizing
User :   ok thanks doctor. nothing too big to worry about right?
User :   yeah i know
Doctor :   we are not testing and making expesive
User :   we are just hypothesizing
Doctor :   Yes
User :   i will wait to go to the doc
Doctor :   ok
User :   thanks
Doctor :   Thank you bye
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