Sore Throat Doctor Near Me in Worcester, MA

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Traci Lambert, NP

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5.0
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Family medicine
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  • $5 MEDS
  • Highly rated
"Traci was excellent. She listened"

Megan Mwangi, FNP-C

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Family medicine
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  • $5 MEDS

Dawn Drewes, APRN

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Urgent care
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  • $5 MEDS
  • Highly rated
"Dawn Drewes was absolutely amazing. This was my first telehealth visit ever and I felt I got the same level of care I would get in person. Good health providers can be difficult to find and Dawn Drewes is one of the good ones. Her personality really puts you at ease and she communicates beautifully. Everything we discussed was clear and concise but she is open to any questions you have if need be. I will be a loyal patient going forward."

Patrick Curry, NP

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4.8
(28)
Family medicine
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  • $5 MEDS
  • Highly rated
"Patrick was warm professional and very prompt. Would most definitely recommend him."

Dr. Mark Durfee, MD

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4.8
(28)
Emergency medicine
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  • $5 MEDS
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"Dr. Durfee was very helpful and a nice person to speak with. If I have another need for his services, I will definitely schedule with him again."

Dr. Tiffany Groover, MD

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Adult health
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  • $5 MEDS
"Terrific service."

Karen Moore, FNP

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Family medicine
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  • $5 MEDS

Dr. Monika Patel, MD

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4.8
(29)
Internal medicine
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  • $5 MEDS
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"Dr. Patel was punctual, kind, knowledgeable, and helpful in addressing my needs. Will definitely reach out to her again for my telemedicine needs."

Dr. Hussein Al Jobori, MD

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Internal medicine
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Dr. Wasim AlAssad, MD

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Internal medicine
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  • $5 MEDS

Sylvia Nwakanma, DNP

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Family medicine
  • Available tomorrow
  • $5 MEDS
"Dr. K was prompt"

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

Below is a list of common medications used for the treatment of a sore throat, which a doctor or provider can prescribe to you for just $5 through SesameRx.

Doctors on Sesame will not prescribe controlled substances. Note that all prescriptions are at the discretion of your provider.

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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