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    Question about throat
    An_248863 posted:
    the back of my throat been hurting for the past week and it hurts to swallow and eat i went to the Dr. to see if i had strep throat he said it was negative what else could it be i dont cough or have any other symptoms just a hurt throat?
    Rod Moser, PA, PhD responded:
    There are numerous causes for a sore throat. Your doctor has only eliminated one cause, and perhaps has assumed the cause is viral (since the Strep screen was negative). Mouth-breathing (due to a clogged nose) and a dry environment can cause a sore throat, especially in the mornings. Allergies can cause sore throat. Sinusitis can cause of sore throat (from post-nasal drainage). Reflux can cause a sore throat. Cigarette smoking can do it, too.

    These are just a few of the numerous causes, so if you are continuing to have a sore throat beyond a week, you will need to see your medical provider again, so that some additional evaluations can be done.

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