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Dr. Andrew Rynne
Dr. Andrew Rynne

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What causes sore throat along with chills and fatigue?

Hello doctor. I am a 24 year old female. In the last 4 months, I ve been sick 3 times with a horribly sore throat. Along with the sore throat, I feel the chills and have a stuffy nose. I feel exhausted. The glands/lymph nodes/tonsils in my neck feel very swollen. My tongue has huge white lumps on the back. About 18 months ago, after eating a lot of sugar, I experienced these same symptoms. I had strep throat a lot as a child. My tonsils have not been removed, but I m wondering if that would help? Should I see a doctor?
Mon, 30 Apr 2018
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General & Family Physician 's  Response

Whenever you are having sore throat next time, a throat swab culture should be done to identify organism if present. Rule out infectious mononucleosis by peripheral smear examination and serological test for that.

A CBC and ASO titer tests should also be done. Drink more water, avoid excess spicy foods, and have more Fruit juice. Consult an Otorhinolaryngologist for the examination, and a further management plan will decide accordingly. Do not hurry in removing tonsil in this adult age group.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Dr. Parth Goswami
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