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Symptom Checker

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

Sore Throat

Most sore throats last only a few days and rarely continue beyond two weeks. Throat infections and nasal congestion from a cold or allergies are common reasons to have a sore throat.

A sore throat that persists for longer than two weeks usually means that a throat infection is unlikely.

Have you had a sore throat for more than two weeks?

Yes, my throat has been sore for more than two weeks.

No, my sore throat started more recently

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