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my boyfriend has had a sore throatfor a week now

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Posted on Thu, 7 Feb 2019
Question: my boyfriend has had a sore throatfor a week now he has a bad head ache does that sound like strep
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Answered by Dr. Olgeta Xhufka (2 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Strep throat is accompanied by high fever up 39°C.

Detailed Answer:
Hello dear, welcome to Ask a doctor service.
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.
Let me know if I can assist you further.
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Dr. Olgeta Xhufka

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my boyfriend has had a sore throatfor a week now

Brief Answer: Strep throat is accompanied by high fever up 39°C. Detailed Answer: Hello dear, welcome to Ask a doctor service. 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. Let me know if I can assist you further.