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Posted on Wed, 5 Jul 2017 in Ear, Nose and Throat Problems
Question: Hi

I have a very sore throat - can hardly swallow. My glands (or what ever it is) down from the end of my jaw to about half way down my neck. I feel very tired but do not have a fever. I have only very minimal nose sinus symptoms.

Do you think I may have step throat?

What can I do to minimize symptoms and get over this?

Also my son is taking his Fire Fighter fitness test on Thurs and I am worried he might get this - what can we do to minimize the chance?

thanks XXXXXXX
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Answered by Dr. Priyanka Aggarwal 42 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Sore throat

Detailed Answer:
Hi
Welcome to Healthcare Magic and thanks for putting up the query
You are probably suffering from tonsillitis. Please send me the pictures of your throat so that I can suggest you better.
Start using hexidine gargles and take paracetamol. It will help to relieve pain.
Ask your son also to use these gargles to avoid any infection.
This can be streptococcal or some other bacterial infection. Follow up with the pictures so that I can suggest you better.
Take care
Thanks and regards
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Prasad
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Follow up: Dr. Priyanka Aggarwal 1 hour later
Hi I am not sure how to send you a picture can you tell me how?

Not sure why - I had a sleep and throat is feeling a bit better - will get some of that mouthwash

thanks XXXXXXX
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Answered by Dr. Priyanka Aggarwal 22 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Sore throat

Detailed Answer:
Hi
Thanks for the follow up query and the information.
Sir you can upload the pictures in the reports section.
Drink plenty of water and start using gargles. I can prescribe you further once I see the pictures.
Take care
Thanks and regards
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Prasad
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Follow up: Dr. Priyanka Aggarwal 1 hour later
Hi there,

I sent two pictures hope they are clear

thanks XXXXXXX
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Answered by Dr. Priyanka Aggarwal 8 hours later
Brief Answer:
Sore throat

Detailed Answer:
Hi
Thanks for the pictures.
You are having pharyngitis.
Take tablet cefixime 200 twice daily and tablet levocetrizine plus phenylepherine combination twice daily for 5 days.
also take tablet vitamin c once daily.
All the medicines I have prescribed will be available at prescription only.
Continue with the gargles.
Wishing you a speedy recovery.
Thanks and regards
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Yogesh D
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Follow up: Dr. Priyanka Aggarwal 1 hour later
HI

Thanks alot - I guess I need to see a doctor to get the prescriptions.
XXXXXXX
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Answered by Dr. Priyanka Aggarwal 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
Sore throat

Detailed Answer:
Hi
Yes sir the medicines won't be available without a prescription.
Get well soon.
Regards
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Kampana
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