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How long would you let a sore throat go before seeing a doctor?

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PennyCat
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How long would you let a sore throat go before seeing a doctor?

Mine started on Wednesday.. It's now Saturday night Chat Icon

Message edited 6/12/2011 12:17:19 AM.

Posted 6/12/11 12:17 AM
 

LadyBugN2Buggies
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Re: How long would you let a sore throat go before seeing a doctor?

get to the doc, lady!
you may need an antibiotic


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Posted 6/12/11 12:47 AM
 

PennyCat
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Re: How long would you let a sore throat go before seeing a doctor?

I know.. I'm such a baby Chat Icon I keep hoping I'll just wake up one of these days and it will have gone away on it's own!! Chat Icon

Posted 6/12/11 8:13 AM
 

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Re: How long would you let a sore throat go before seeing a doctor?

I always worry about strep. I asked my dr how I can judge if I should come in. He said if you get a sore throat and don't get a cold within a day or two then you might want to think about coming in to get your throat checked.

But its hard to tell for me...I have a post nasal drip and my throat hurts often!

Do you have any other symptoms?

Posted 6/12/11 1:59 PM
 

PennyCat
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Re: How long would you let a sore throat go before seeing a doctor?

Posted by Goobster

I always worry about strep. I asked my dr how I can judge if I should come in. He said if you get a sore throat and don't get a cold within a day or two then you might want to think about coming in to get your throat checked.

But its hard to tell for me...I have a post nasal drip and my throat hurts often!

Do you have any other symptoms?



Not really, def no cold symptoms, just a bad sore throat but I also noticed I got two canker sores in the back of my mouth- one on my gum and the other under my tongue. Im convinced what's in my throat is a canker soreChat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon

Posted 6/12/11 3:23 PM
 

MrsRivera
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Re: How long would you let a sore throat go before seeing a doctor?

Sounds like strep, I'm afraid Chat Icon Have you taken a flashlight to look at the back of your throat? The hallmark of strep is white sores in the back of your throat. Get to the Dr! If untreated, strep can turn into Scarlet Fever!

Posted 6/12/11 3:36 PM
 

JoanneAndJustin
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Re: How long would you let a sore throat go before seeing a doctor?

Two days. Then to the doctor I go. Sore throats is the one thing I don't fool around with.

I've had some nasty throat infections because I kept thinking a sore throat would go away.

Posted 6/12/11 5:28 PM
 

PennyCat
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Re: How long would you let a sore throat go before seeing a doctor?

Posted by MrsRivera

Sounds like strep, I'm afraid Chat Icon Have you taken a flashlight to look at the back of your throat? The hallmark of strep is white sores in the back of your throat. Get to the Dr! If untreated, strep can turn into Scarlet Fever!



Chat Icon Can it really be strep if I haven't had a fever?

I looked back there and saw nothing. Chat Icon

Posted 6/12/11 7:12 PM
 

MrsA1012
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Re: How long would you let a sore throat go before seeing a doctor?

If the symptoms aren't gone within 48 hours I go to the doctor.

Posted 6/12/11 10:25 PM
 

Goobster
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Re: How long would you let a sore throat go before seeing a doctor?

Posted by PennyCat

Posted by Goobster

I always worry about strep. I asked my dr how I can judge if I should come in. He said if you get a sore throat and don't get a cold within a day or two then you might want to think about coming in to get your throat checked.

But its hard to tell for me...I have a post nasal drip and my throat hurts often!

Do you have any other symptoms?



Not really, def no cold symptoms, just a bad sore throat but I also noticed I got two canker sores in the back of my mouth- one on my gum and the other under my tongue. Im convinced what's in my throat is a canker soreChat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon



I get canker sores alot. Actually funny you say that...tonight i noticed under my tongue on the side is sore, and now my throat is sore on that side too. I KNOW it's the canker sore, so I won't worry about it.

Posted 6/12/11 11:33 PM
 

nrthshgrl
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Re: How long would you let a sore throat go before seeing a doctor?

I had a virus that started out with a horrible sore throat. I gave it 3 days until it was starting to be some weird mucus thing where I could barely swallow & then headed to the doctor.

If it's still bothering you, I'd go. No sense prolonging the recovery time of a bacterial infection if you could be on an antibiotic.

Feel better!

Posted 6/13/11 6:24 AM
 

jerseypanda
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Re: How long would you let a sore throat go before seeing a doctor?

Posted by PennyCat

Posted by MrsRivera

Sounds like strep, I'm afraid Chat Icon Have you taken a flashlight to look at the back of your throat? The hallmark of strep is white sores in the back of your throat. Get to the Dr! If untreated, strep can turn into Scarlet Fever!



Chat Icon Can it really be strep if I haven't had a fever?

I looked back there and saw nothing. Chat Icon



Yes, it can absolutely be strep without a fever.

I went 11 days back in December with a horrible sore throat before going to the emergency room to be diagnosed with strep. I had no other symptoms except the sore throat that felt like I was swallowing broken glass every time I swallowed. I actually had no pain unless I was swallowing. If it is really bothering you, get it checked out. I lived for a week and a half with the pain and after a steroid shot and first dose of antibiotics, I felt fine again! Feel better!

Posted 6/14/11 9:36 AM
 
 

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