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What causes sore throat with inflammation?

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I have had a sore throat, felt like strep, but its not. I saw my doctor today and told her if feel something in my throat. she looked and said its (I don't know what she called it) is inflamed that's what you are feeling. do you have an idea what it could be because I'm very worried about it. what ever it is she didn't seem concerned and she's a very good doctor. but I just wondered what it could be because I don't remember what she called it. I am 59 yrs. old, my husband has stage 4 colon cancer, so, I am very worried feeling something in my throat.
thank you!
Mon, 11 Aug 2014 in Medicines and Side Effects
 
 
Answered by Dr. R.A. Singh 22 minutes later
Brief Answer:
A throat swab culture will help.

Detailed Answer:
Hi,
Thanks for writing your query.

After reading your post, it seems that you might be having pharyngitis.

I would advise that you should get a throat swab culture done. This will help in knowing the causative organisms and the appropriate antibiotic for it.

Warm saline gargles will give you some relief.
Further medical management can be planned according to the reports of the throat swab culture.

I hope this is helpful to you.
If you have any further query, I will be happy to help.
Regards. Thanks.
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Follow-up: What causes sore throat with inflammation? 20 minutes later
so this probably isn't anything to worry about?
 
 
Answered by Dr. R.A. Singh 4 hours later
Brief Answer:
It is a curable condition.

Detailed Answer:
Hi,
Thanks for your response.

Pharyngitis is a treatable condition.
You should get yourself investigated and follow the treatment accordingly.

If you have any further doubts, please mention.
Thanks.
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