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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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    Thomas — 16.08.2018 19:47
    Hi, For the past two and a half months I’ve had a sore throat at right side and now moved close to below the right ear, medium to mild feeling time to time. And my right ear, and around that side of my neck don’t feel right. For the last five days I feel bit drowsy and I went to see doctors(three doctors) so far six times, no infection(no red) they said no need to worry because of viral nothing wrong and I did not get any medication. No problem with eating/swallow, my tongue got two small red scratchy marks for the last two days but now seems to be ok, I lived in Calgary Alberta very dry place. Any idea on what this could be?


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    Kirsty — 04.06.2018 19:58
    Hi, my boyfriend has been getting a sore throat for a couple of months now. He had tonsillitis last month and says that of an evening (most days) his tonsils begin to feel sore again and it is painful to swallow. Docs said that it isn’t tonsillitis and tests for glandular fever came back clear. He is a very keen gym goer and often takes pre workout before going. It seems to be after the gym that he feels this way. Any idea on what this could be?


    • Helen's photo avatar
      Helen — 05.06.2018 13:26
      Hello Kirsty, Sorry to hear that your boyfriend is unwell, we would like to send a private email to help. Please email


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    Allgift — 03.05.2018 15:15
    I have had sore throat since January this year. I've been at ENT trice. I was told it was pharyngitis and was given antibiotics, painkiller and Vitamin C on my first two visits. On the third visit, I was told there's nothing wrong with my throat and was given only hydrogen peroxide solution. I still feel the pain. What could possibly be wrong with me?


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