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Severe sore throat, spider veins on throat area with yellowing, fatigue. History of cancer. Remedy?

Have had a bad sore throat over a week with lots of spider type veins around the top of my throat area. Also yellowing of same area. I m a male non smoker 50 years with history of cancer 3 years in remission. I ve had a chronic sore throat all winter. Very frustrated with Dr. who always say gargle and drink clear liquids. I don t know what else to do. I m also very fatiigued.
Asked On : Sat, 16 Feb 2013
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Hi, thanks for using healthcare magic

Infectious sore throat is usually caused be a virus and resolves with pain medication along with the other modalities that were suggested. If , however, you are seeing a yellow discoloration, it may indicate a bacterial source for the pain which may require treatment with antibiotics.
You may want to revisit your doctor for a reassessment.

There are non infectious causes of sore throat such as post nasal drip in sinusitis, in some cases of GERD, trauma, lesions within the throat.
IF the doctor reviews your throat and thinks that a course of antibiotics is necessary then the symptoms, if due to bacterial infection should resolve provided adequate antibiotics are given and there is no resistance.
If you still have pain despite adequate treatment, then it would be necessary to look for other possible causes.

I hope this helps
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