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My throat has been hurting for 3 weeks. feels bruised
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My throat has been hurting for 3 weeks. feels bruised

My throat has been hurting for 3 weeks now. My throat feels bruised and it sore it hurts so bad when i swallow cough breath out of my mouth and eat. what could it be?
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Hello and hope you are doing well.

It could most probably be tonsillitis and a throat infection. Throat pain, difficulty swallowing, fever, scratchiness in the throat, post nasal drip, malaise and loss of appetite are symptoms of tonsillitis. It can be caused by bacteria like streptococcus or it could be a viral infection. Bacterial infections need antibiotics. Consult your primary care physician who will do blood tests and take a throat swab to determine the cause and prescribe appropriate medications.

Hope this helped and do keep us posted.
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