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sore throat, no fever, body ache,negative strep, taking Augmentin

I have a sore throat and my neck is very tender to the touch right behind my glandular area. Have also had body aches but not much fever at all. Took a rapid strep test early yesterday that came back negative. Started antibiotics ( augmentin ), but still don t feel well at all, and have been on them for 24+ hrs.
Asked On : Wed, 28 Mar 2012
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Hello Lisbethjane,

Pharyngitis (inflammation of the pharynx) may take a day or two to see any relief with the antibiotics. Continue taking the antibiotic as directed. The tender areas are due to inflammation of the lymph nodes. Lymph nodes help clear infection. They are also prone to become more tender as a person palpates them.

For temporary relief of your sore throat, you may get an over-the-counter spray analgesic such as Cepacol. Additionally, you may gargle with warm salt water.

Be well,
Dr. Kimberly
Answered: Wed, 28 Mar 2012
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