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Suggest treatment for seveare pain and swelling on the left side of the throat while having a negative throat culture test report

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Posted on Mon, 10 Dec 2018
Question: hi my 18 year old son has a sore throat culture came back negative , his entire left side of his throat is swollen he's in a lot of pain
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Answered by Dr. Monika Dede (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
He should do some lab examinations.

Detailed Answer:
Hello,

Based on his symptoms I suggest doing a neck ultrasound to see for lymphadenopathy, a full blood count, and to do serology for EBV IgM, IgG (mononucleosis), CMV serology IgM, IgG.
Do meet an ENT specialist during this time?

I hope my answer helps you.
Regards.
Dr. Monika Dede, Infectious Diseases Specialist
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Suggest treatment for seveare pain and swelling on the left side of the throat while having a negative throat culture test report

Brief Answer: He should do some lab examinations. Detailed Answer: Hello, Based on his symptoms I suggest doing a neck ultrasound to see for lymphadenopathy, a full blood count, and to do serology for EBV IgM, IgG (mononucleosis), CMV serology IgM, IgG. Do meet an ENT specialist during this time? I hope my answer helps you. Regards. Dr. Monika Dede, Infectious Diseases Specialist