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I have a sore throat, mouth and no fever - it's not strep, what else could it be?

By July 25, 2014 - 7:23am
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Hi Michelle,

Welcome to EmpowHER. A sore throat accompanied by fever, is a sign of an infection. 

Most sore throats are caused by viruses or mechanical causes (such as mouth breathing) and can be treated successfully at home.

Sore throat symptoms include pain, burning or scratching sensations at the back of the throat, pain when swallowing, and tenderness in the neck. Sore throat symptoms may be accompanied by coughing, sneezing, fever, and swollen lymph nodes.

Home remedies for sore throat include saltwater gargles, sprays, lozenges and humidifiers. Do not give lozenges to young children as they are a choking hazard.

Any sore throat that has a rapid onset and is associated with a fever or tenderness of the front of the neck may be serious and should be seen by a doctor.

Any sore throat that causes a person to have difficulty swallowing (not just pain with swallowing) or breathing should be seen by a health care professional. Did you get tested for strep throat? 

Hope this has helped.



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