my boyfriend has had a sore throatfor a week now
Strep throat is accompanied by high fever up 39°C.
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I read your query and here is my advice.
Not every sore throat is meant to be strep throat.
Normally strep throat is accompanied by high fever up to 39°C with very bad throat ache and with white pus spots on tonsils.
A doctor should examine his throat shinning a lamp on it to see the tonsils and probably a throat swap may be done.
A sore throat with headache without fever accompanied by body aches seems more like a common cold or flu.
Hope I have answered the question.
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