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Had an itchy/scratchy throat for just about a week. It’s not

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HiHad an itchy/scratchy throat for just about a week.It’s not soreNo other symptoms.I noticed some marks at the back of my throat.Just wondering if it’s something that needs more attention or is it clearing on it’s own?First pic is from last week.Final pics are from today.
Customer: replied 5 days ago.
Today
Customer: replied 5 days ago.
Close yo today- 2 areas

Hello and thanks for trusting me to help you. I am a board-certified consultant with over 30 years of experience.

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Please provide more information regarding your question so I can help you in detail.

What is your age?

Associated cough, stuffy nose?

Pain during swallowing?

Alcohol and smoking intake?

Are you taking any medications?

Waiting for your response.
Thanks.

Customer: replied 5 days ago.
38 year old male. No other symptoms, no cough or runny nose. I don’t some or drink. No medications

Please allow me just a few minutes.
I’ll reply to you back soon after reviewing it.

Thanks for your cooperation and patience.

Sorry for the late reply and inconvenience.

Thanks for all this additional information.

I understand your concern.

I reviewed your pictures.

Well as you describe, it sounds like pharyngitis.

And it's nothing seem serious.

Do oral betadine rinse and saline gargles.
You should hydrate yourself with plenty of fluids.

Eat a bland diet and avoid hot, spicy, fried, greasy food.

Take OTC Prilosec and Motrin, Claritin for a few days.
You should start a multivitamin supplement and vitamin C lozenges.

If your symptoms will persist then see your doctor for further evaluation and management.

Let me know if you have any further queries so we can discuss it thoroughly in every aspect.

It’s my pleasure to continue this conversation until you satisfy.

Waiting for your response.

Thanks.

Customer: replied 5 days ago.
Ok can it take a while to clear?

Yes, you just try such measures for 3-5 days.

Customer: replied 5 days ago.
Ok cause I’ve been doing those things for over 7 days now
Customer: replied 5 days ago.
From the images does it look like it’s getting better or worse?

I understand your concern.

No, they are not worse.

Customer: replied 5 days ago.
Getting better?

Yes, it would get better as you don't have pain.

Customer: replied 5 days ago.
From the images do u think it is improving?

Yes, it's improving.

It's not worrisome.

Customer: replied 5 days ago.
Great, thanks. I just wasn’t sure how long it might take it to
Customer: replied 5 days ago.
To clear up

1 week.

If it would persist then see your doctor for further evaluation and management.

Customer: replied 5 days ago.
Ok I’ll give it another week

I wish you good health.
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Dr.Anil

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