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I think I have strep throat. Yesterday. Very infrequent

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Hi. I think I have strep throat.
JA: How long have you been dealing with this? Do you have a cough?
Customer: Yesterday. Very infrequent cough. I was with my child this past weekend who had strep,he found out later.
JA: Is there anything else the Doctor should know before I connect you? Rest assured that they'll be able to help you.
Customer: My throat and tonsils are very red and I'm hoarse.
Submitted: 10 days ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 10 days ago.

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I will respond shortly with an answer or further information request.

Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 10 days ago.

You would need a rapid strep test, throat swab, and covid test as well.

If positive for strep, you would need a course of antibiotics.

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 will take care of your pain and discomfort.

Read this resource;

http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/sore-throat/DS00526/DSECTION=lifestyle-and-home-remedies

I hope your symptoms resolve soon.

I would be happy to assist you further if you need any more information.
Thanks for using Just Answer.

Customer: replied 10 days ago.
Thanks. I was hoping for a telemed session. That won't happen here, right? You can't look at my throat?
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 10 days ago.

This is not a telemedicine website, unfortunately.

The website is only meant to provide medical education and answers specific to your questions only.

I apologize for the inconvenience.

I know that’s not what you want to hear right now.

I would be happy to answer any other medical concerns you have.

A prescription of any kind here would be both illegal and malpractice

The website is not authorized to issue any prescriptions or notes or referrals.

An urgent care center can do that for you.

I am just a messenger, I am afraid.

Sorry again.

You may contact;

www.sesamecare.com

www.teledoc.com

www.doctorondemand.com.

Customer: replied 10 days ago.
Thanks
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 10 days ago.

You are very welcome.

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.