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Persistent sore throat

A sore throat that persists for several weeks can be a sign of a medical condition that needs attention

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    Chilp — 14.05.2017 22:18
    My mum's had a sore now since Augest time last year 2016. She's still suffering with it now, her thorat is red, has little yellow dots at the back of her thorat and one side seems more swollen than the other. Can anyone give any information on it please? Thank you


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      Jen Tan — 15.05.2017 10:06
      The first thing we will need to check is that your mother has been to her doctor about this as persistent sore throat needs further investigation. The description you give suggests infection or inflammation in the lymph tissue at the back of her throat and this can be caused by viruses or bacteria. However, it will be good to get the diagnosis confirmed by her doctors.


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    Sam Reed — 10.05.2017 19:53
    I've had a sore throat for 5 weeks now and no amount of pain killers will work. I have no other symptoms


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      Jen Tan — 10.05.2017 22:21
      The most common cause of a sore throat will be a viral or bacterial infection and these can come about without other symptoms of a cold or flu. There are other causes of a persistent sore throat to consider and as you have had symptoms for 5 weeks, you should make an appointment to see your doctor.


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    Jonathant — 10.05.2017 00:11
    I had a bad sore throat and it's always scratchy during the night time. Why can be done to ease the sore throat?


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      Jen Tan — 10.05.2017 09:47
      The most common cause of a sore throat will be a viral or bacterial infection. Symptoms can persist and if they do, get it checked out by your doctor. If the cause is confirmed to be an infection, we would recommend the use of a combination of echinacea and sage in the form of a throat spray.


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