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Have symptoms of strep throat. Prone to throat infection, sore throat. Remedy?

Hello, I m 14 years of age, I m having symptoms of strep throat . Since I was 5, I ve been prone to throat infections and sore throats. I have them at least 2 times a year or more. I m currently having the pain swallowing , hoarse voice, and sore throat. If you could please answer me and tell me what I have, it would be great. I ve already missed two days of school and I don t think I can miss anymore.
Asked On : Sat, 10 Nov 2012
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HI, thanks for using healthcare magic

Sore throat can be due to viral or bacterial infections. It is more common to have a sore throat related to viral than bacterial infection.

There are different options available for treatment. You and your parents can consider the use of oral gels , sprays or gargles .These often contain a mixture of a pain killer and anti septic and are available over the counter.

If the pain does not resolve then it is possible that it is a bacterial infection, in which case your doctor will give your parents a prescription for antibiotics for you.

I hope this helps
Answered: Wed, 13 Nov 2013
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