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Sore throat for three weeks

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My throat has been sore for about 3 weeks. Oddly the pain disappears a few hours after waking and returns in the evening, making sleep difficult without use of over the counter medication.

Assuming it would go away on its own, it has not after about 3 weeks. The pain at one point moved from a centralized area in the throat to the left side, affecting the ear and gum. It has now returned to a centralized area.

I do not have a runny or stuffed sinus, or other symtoms generally associated with a cold or flu.

I have had several sore throat incidences over the past 9 months, which linger for a couple of weeks.

I had some smoke inhalation while I slept through a near fire incident in my home last fall. Smoke or soot covered everything in my home, even myself as my nostrils were black. My lungs seem fine, and I am not coughing now, other than an occasional dry cough.
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replied June 18th, 2009
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You need to go to a doctor for any sore throat lasting more than 4 days or so. You might have strep or something. If that spreads, it can be life-threatening. Go to the doctor as soon as you can.
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replied June 20th, 2009
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I agree with MyrahU it's time to go to the doctor. My thoughts since the sore throat comes and goes morning and nights, that it could be allergies. I hope you feel better soon!
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replied June 23rd, 2010
OMG they are my exact same symptoms. It was though I was reading my very own diary, LOL. What was the outcome? Did you go to the doctors? How long did it take to clear up?
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replied October 1st, 2010
I am going through the same thing right now! Did any of you get any answers?
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replied November 17th, 2010
u gotta be kiddin im goin thru it to, wut is it?
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replied November 17th, 2010
u gotta be kiddin im goin thru it to, wut is it?
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replied March 31st, 2012
im also going through the same thing right now. did any of you knew what it is? or what the cure is? im too freakin scared to go to the doctor. ive had sore throats before this but they usually go away in 2-3 days. same symptoms mentioned and i also smoke
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