Sore throat treatment in North Carolina

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Dr. Wachovia Banks, DO

  • Family medicine
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  • $5 MEDS

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Dr. Crystal Maxwell, MD

  • Family medicine
  • "... was very professional snd compassionate. Will definitely go to her again."
  • 5
  • $5 MEDS

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Dr. Yaw Otchere-Boateng, MD

  • Internal medicine
  • Available today
  • $5 MEDS
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Crystal Bates, NP

  • Family medicine
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  • $5 MEDS

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Ursula White, NP

  • Family medicine
  • "Great and convenient service. Wonderful Practitioner. Very reassuring to be able to have my needs met so easily, during Covid restrictions."
  • $5 MEDS

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Dr. Mohammad Khan, MD

  • Internal medicine
  • "The appointment was for my 85 year old mother and it went really well. The doctor was attentive to my mom and listened to me when needed. Sesame made it easy for my mom (who was visiting me) to see a doctor! Thanks!"
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  • $5 MEDS

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Dr. Oti Otubu-Scipio, MD

  • Family medicine
  • Available tomorrow
  • $5 MEDS

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Ursula White, NP

  • Family medicine
  • 1744 Heritage Center Dr Ste 101, Wake Forest, NC 27587
  • "Great and convenient service. Wonderful Practitioner. Very reassuring to be able to have my needs met so easily, during Covid restrictions."
  • $5 MEDS

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Dr. Steven Manning, MD

  • Family medicine
  • Available today
  • $5 MEDS

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Dr. Uma Periyanayagam, MD

  • Pediatrics
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  • $5 MEDS

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Family medicine doctor

  • Raleigh, NC 27613
  • Female
  • Scheduled by Sesame

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Family medicine doctor

  • Cary, NC 27519
  • Female
  • 4.3
  • Scheduled by Sesame

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Family medicine doctor

  • Clayton, NC 28105
  • Female
  • 4.4
  • Scheduled by Sesame

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Family medicine doctor

  • Chapel Hill, NC 27516
  • Female
  • 4.5
  • Scheduled by Sesame

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Internal medicine doctor

  • Raleigh, NC 27612
  • Male
  • 4.2
  • Scheduled by Sesame

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Internal medicine doctor

  • Raleigh, NC 27613
  • Female
  • Scheduled by Sesame

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Internal medicine doctor

  • Raleigh, NC 27609
  • Male
  • 4
  • Scheduled by Sesame

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Family medicine doctor

  • Raleigh, NC 27601
  • Female
  • 4.7
  • Scheduled by Sesame

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Family medicine doctor

  • NC, NC 27609
  • Male
  • 5
  • Scheduled by Sesame

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Family medicine doctor

  • Clayton, NC 27520
  • Female
  • 4.3
  • Scheduled by Sesame

About sore throat

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A sore throat, also known as pharyngitis, may feel coarse, irritated, or swollen. Inflammation in the throat can be made more painful when talking or swallowing. Common symptoms of a sore throat include:

  • Dryness and/or hoarseness
  • Swelling of the lymph nodes in the neck or jaw
  • Pain or difficulty when swallowing
  • Swollen tonsils that are red or have patches of white discharge
  • Changes to your vocal quality

Other symptoms that can accompany a sore throat include chills, coughing, fever, earache, sneezing, nausea, headache, or stuffy nose. These symptoms often indicate infection, whether it’s viral, fungal, or bacterial. Viral infections like the common cold and the flu are the most common causes of a sore throat. Strep throat is the most common bacterial infection of the throat, which affects 1 in 10 adults and 3 in 10 children every year. Other serious illnesses involving a sore throat include tonsillitis and mononucleosis.

Not all sore throats are caused by infection. A sore throat may result from non-infectious causes including overuse of the voice, sleeping with your mouth open, acid reflux, pollution, and allergies. Talk to your doctor if you have hoarseness that lasts longer than two weeks, chronic or recurring sore throats, trouble breathing, a visible lump at the back of the throat, excessive drooling (in children), or a sore throat that is accompanied by an extremely high temperature (over 100.4 F).

Treatment Options

Treatment options for a sore throat vary depending on its underlying cause. Most cases of sore throat caused by the common cold or flu will go away without treatment in about 5 to 7 days. During your appointment, talk to your doctor or provider about which of these treatment plans is right for you.

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