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chronic sore throat no virus or bacterial infection

Have had a sore throat that comes and goes for several months.
Have a travelling job so getting to the DR is somewhat difficult. went to an urgent care that was open on sunday and had bloodwork done white blood cell count normal and a throat culture no bacteria. it can be difficult to swallow empty (with water or food doesnt usually bother) the sores are sometimes visible right behind the tongue red sores with white spots in the middle. What to do next?

I shouldn't have these problems at 20 years old please give some advice.
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I had a similar problem years ago and after a few months I got  very high fever. My Dad took me to the er and it was strep throat. It took me a long time to recover and I had night sweats for months after. Go back to the dr, and be firm that you want to know whats wrong and get it fixed, If you fly alot the cabins in airplanes have very low humidity so stay hydrated. Dove
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You should make an appointment with an ENT ( a physician who specializes in ears/nose/ throat issues). Meanwhile you could check your symptoms out at the link below:


Good Luck
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