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H please I need to know what to do I’ve been having a sore

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Hello h please I need to know what to do I’ve been having a sore throat and a cough since for 3days now
JA: How long have you had the symptoms? Do you have a fever?
Customer: my throat is literally paining me No I do not have a fever but I need to know what’s going on I need to run some tests
JA: Is there anything else the Doctor should know before I connect you? Rest assured that they'll be able to help you.
Customer: but where I registered for my gp they haven’t put me on the system And I keep calling they keep telling the same thing and I can’t book an appointment without them putting me up on their system it’s really annoying cause I need to know what’s wrong with me
Submitted: 10 days ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Geyik, MBBS replied 10 days ago.

Can I please ask your age?

Expert:  Dr Geyik, MBBS replied 10 days ago.

Do you have any chest pain or other pain, breathing difficulties, fever, vomiting, bleeding, etc?

Customer: replied 10 days ago.
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Customer: replied 10 days ago.
I am not able to accept a call I don’t know why
Expert:  Dr Geyik, MBBS replied 10 days ago.

Your symptoms could just be due to throat infection (tonsillitis).

Expert:  Dr Geyik, MBBS replied 10 days ago.

I did not ask for a phone call; it is auto generated and you can ignore it.

Customer: replied 10 days ago.
what can I do about that
Customer: replied 10 days ago.
Is it an emergency
Customer: replied 10 days ago.
Any medication I need to get ?
Customer: replied 10 days ago.
Can I run some tests
Expert:  Dr Geyik, MBBS replied 10 days ago.

Most throat infections are viral and you do not always need antibiotics. This sort of infection can last up to 7-10 days and then it settles down. You could just take paracetamol and ibuprofen if you are not allergic to these and you don't have asthma or stomach issues. You can also try warm drinks with lemon/honey.

However, if you feel quite unwell in yourself, you can call 111 today and they can prescribe antibiotics if needed.

You do not need any tests for this apart from Covid-19 test if you think you might have exposed to someone with Covid-19.

Customer: replied 10 days ago.
Ok thank you
Customer: replied 10 days ago.
I will call 111
Expert:  Dr Geyik, MBBS replied 10 days ago.

You are welcome

Customer: replied 10 days ago.
No I don’t
Expert:  Dr Geyik, MBBS replied 10 days ago.

Did you manage to speak anyone from 111?

Customer: replied 10 days ago.
I did
Customer: replied 10 days ago.
The lady said the same thing you said about taking paracetamol ,ibuprofen or hot waterBut that a doctor would reach out to me
Customer: replied 10 days ago.
Just incase
Expert:  Dr Geyik, MBBS replied 9 days ago.

I understand.