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On February 15 & 16 I had laryngitis; when this

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Question: On February 15 & 16 I had laryngitis; when this disappeared a persistent dry cough followed. That disappeared but then a very sore throat began on the right side of my throat, and my tongue felt a bit swollen. It lasted about a week; it was relatively mild and I treated it with chloraseptic spray, tea & honey, and ibuprofen. Now that same soreness has moved to the other side (left side) of my mouth. It's very painful to swallow. The chloraseptic helps temporarily. Do you think I should have a strep culture? I'm still "out and about," not abed. Thank you for your response.
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Answered by Dr. Olgeta Xhufka (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Throat culture is needed.

Detailed Answer:
Hello dear, welcome to Ask a doctor service.
I read your query and here is my advice.

I think you may need to be visited by a doctor and he will shine a light in your throat to see tonsils. Possibly you need to do even a throat culture.
It will determine if you need antibiotics or not.
Hope I have answered the question.
Let me know if I can assist you further.
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Follow up: Dr. Olgeta Xhufka (9 hours later)
Thank you!
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Answered by Dr. Olgeta Xhufka (0 minute later)
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Wishing you good health.

Detailed Answer:
You are welcome.
Wishing you good health.

Best regards.
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On February 15 & 16 I had laryngitis; when this

Brief Answer: Throat culture is needed. Detailed Answer: Hello dear, welcome to Ask a doctor service. I read your query and here is my advice. I think you may need to be visited by a doctor and he will shine a light in your throat to see tonsils. Possibly you need to do even a throat culture. It will determine if you need antibiotics or not. Hope I have answered the question. Let me know if I can assist you further.