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Step 4: Read and complete the decision guide to learn more about your symptoms.

Sore Throat

We have reviewed the more common and worrisome causes of a sore throat that has lasted two weeks or more. Although it is unlikely that you have a serious medical condition, it is time to contact your doctor.

Keep your throat moist with lozenges and warm salt water gargles to help decrease the discomfort.

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