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Dr. Arun Phophalia
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Experience:  MBBS MS. Post doctoral fellowship in Sports Medicine. General surgeon and sports medicine specialist
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I have a very sore throat and a slight swelling just above

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I have a very sore throat and a slight swelling just above my collar bone
JA: How long have you had sore troat? Have you used any medication for it?
Customer: It has been a problem for 3 days and is not getting any less painful. Paracetamol helps
JA: Got it. Have you seen a doctor about sore troat?
Customer: No, I don't want to waste their time if it is not serious
JA: Thank you so much for your time. Finally, is there anything else in your medical history you think the Doctor should know?
Customer: Nothing relevant. I am overweight, have hypertension controlled by tablets and have not needed a doctor since Nov 2019
Submitted: 9 days ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 9 days ago.

A sore throat would require the following;

1) Test for Covid.

2) Rapid strep test

3) Throat swab.

Meanwhile, the following would help;

1) Warm saline/saltwater gargles

2) Lozenges

3) Rest to throat; less talking!

4) Warm fluids; increase the fluid otherwise also.

5) Ibuprofen/Paracetamol.

I wish your symptoms resolve soon.

I would be happy to assist you further if you need any more information.
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Customer: replied 9 days ago.
Instant response. Very reassuring.
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 9 days ago.

Thank you.

Wishing you a speedy resolution and all the very best in life.

It was a pleasure to assist you.

I sincerely hope that I have helped you and that I have earned my 5-star rating today!

Thank you.

Stay blessed.