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Sore throat

In a few minutes the symptom check will give you personal and reliable information about your sore throat symptoms. You will know:

  • 1 How serious your sore throat symptoms are..
  • 2 If you need to see a doctor & what you have to watch out for.
  • 3 What you can do to get rid of your sore throat complaint.
  • 4 What the doctor would think of first.

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Sore throat

General information about a sore throat

When you have a sore throat the upper layer in your throat (the mucous membrane) is irritated and that is why your throat becomes red and feels sore or burns. Read more about a sore throat below or do the symptom check and get personal information about your throat complaints.

Other symptoms with your sore throat

Other symptoms that you experience together with a sore throat are:

– White spots on your tonsils
– Losing your voice, because your vocal chords become irritated
– Swollen glands
– Fever, so a body temperature of more that 101.3F (38 degrees Celsius)
– Having trouble swallowing or swallowing being painful
– Coughing or phlegm

The causes of a sore throat

A sore throat can be caused by a virus, for example the flu virus, the flu, or by common cold. Young people sometimes get mono and have laryngitis because of this. Bacteria can also cause a sore throat.

Knowing what to do when you have a sore throat or laryngitis

It is important to know what you can do yourself to get rid of your sore throat and when it is important to contact a doctor. So do the symptom check; you answer questions about your symptoms, like sore throat, swollen tonsils, fever, skin rash, et cetera, and you will get a personal result within a few minutes, explaining everything about your complaints!

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or read more about:
Sore throat
Common cold
The Flu
Sore throat caused by strain

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Answer all the questions as best as possible. It is possible to change your answers at the end of the check.

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What is bothering you?

Click on one or more symptoms from the list.

How old are you?

Click on one of the answers. Then click on 'Next step'

What is your gender?

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How sick do you feel?

Click on a number between 0 (not sick or no pain) and 10 (Extremely sick or extreme pain) that describes how you feel.

How worried are you?

Click on a number between 0 (not worried) and 10 (Extremely worried) that describes how worried you are.

How long have you had a sore throat?

Click on one of the answers. Then click on 'Next step'

Are you wheezing when you breathe?

Are you drooling or do you have trouble swallowing your saliva?

Have you become sicker?

Are you coughing?

Do you have a fever?

Measure your temperature and indicate how high your fever is.

Do you have something lodged in your throat or windpipe?

For example something that got stuck in your throat when you were eating or a pen cap you were holding between your lips

What do you see when you look at your throat?

Look at your throat in a well lit room. Is your throat red? Do you have a white rash on your tonsils?

Do you have trouble drinking or swallowing?

Do you, for example have trouble swallowing a sip of water?

Do you have swollen (thick) glands in your neck?

Glands in your neck are on either side. Try to feel if your glands are swollen.

Do you have a very obvious bright red skin rash

Look at the picture: do you have very clear red dots or spots on your body: for example under your armpits, your chest, your neck, your groin?

Have you ever had rheumatic fever?

Rheumatic fever is not the same as rheumatism! It is a rare condition, as a result of an infection.

Are you using any serious medication or do you have a condition that affects your immune system?

Medication such as chemotherapy and prednisone can have a large effect on your immune system. Your immune system can also be affected by conditions, such as AIDS.