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Age? Male or female?
Past medical history?
Any medicines using?
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Do you have any nasal discharge or headache?
Have you done COVID test?
Most likely then you are having Flu
Then most likely some viral sore throat like common colds
If you do not have fever then less chances of bacterial infection
Yes that could happen any infection
Sore throats are very common and usually nothing to worry about. They normally get better by themselves within a week.
So what are you suspecting then??
So in my opinion it is just a sore throat which could be better in few days
what treatment you have used until now???
No problem you have the right to disagree
If you suspect that you are having bacterial infection and needs antibiotics then better need to have a throat swab with your GP/doctor
Yes less likely bacterial infection
However as you are really worried better to have a swab test once to make it clear
I would suggest few more things like saline gargles
How to gargle with salt water
Paracetamol 500mg tablets can be taken as 2 tablets every 6 hourly (maximum 8 tablets in 24 hours safely)
Ibuprofen 200mg tablets can be taken as 2 tablets three times a day (maximum 6 tablets in 24 hours safely).
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