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I am having swollen throat with slight body aches and it hurts when swallowing

one side of my throat is swollen, it s felt this way for about 2 days; today being the second. today i started having body aches and throat is still sore . it doesn t really hurt when i swallow, but hurts when i turn my head left and right.
Fri, 13 May 2011
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Hi,
it seems that you have got throat infection resulting in spreading in the lymph nodes causing pain during head movements.
Take one course of antibiotic and antiinflammotry medicines.
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thank you Dr. Ramesh M.Vachharajani.

i was trying to avoid going to the doctor and taking a prescription. how long until the infection goes away on it's own, and any home remedies recommended would be of help also. i've been drinking a lot of warm liquid, and started a warm salt water gargle.

thanks again!
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