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Red and painful throat. Is it a bug or virus? Is it tonsil related?

Hiya I m female 24 years old I have a recurring bright red painful throat and roof of mouth plus slight cough I ve been well about a week after having this previously for 3 weeks and self medicating for pain and sore throat I m not sure weather or not to visit my gp I generally catch every bug/ virus and usually they are throat/ tonsil related any advice would be greatly appreciated
Asked On : Sat, 25 Aug 2012
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Hi and thanks for the query.
You can take any over the counter pain killer if there is pain.
Please follow some general measures...
1) Warm salt water gargling 4 times daily.
2) Plenty of fluids.
3) Avoid cold foods and air conditioning.
If you do not feel better in 2 more days then you need to visit you doctor.
Regards, Dr Kishori.
Answered: Tue, 24 Dec 2013
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