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Sore throat for long period of time
ehart78 posted:
Hi. I have had a sore throat with mild fatigue for more than 10-days now. Is that normal for a cold? The soreness doesn't feel like strep throat which I have had before? Thank you.
Rod Moser, PA, PhD responded:
Viruses typically last about a week, but mono would be an exception. A sore throat lasting ten days or more is not normal, so it would be a good idea to see your medical provider. If your examination dictates, perhaps a throat culture and an EBV panel (a mono test that is more sensitive than the mono spot test) is in order.

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