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adult sore throat - how long before GP?

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fluffles Wed 06-Jul-11 20:25:58

how long do you generally live with a sore throat/cough as an adult before going to the GP?

i'm generally of the opinion that it's probably a virus and they probably can't do anything... do you go to your GP with these kind of 'probably viral' things?

controlpantsandgladrags Thu 07-Jul-11 09:32:48

I think it depends how severe the cough/sore throat is tbh. If my throat is so sore it keeps me awake and feels like I'm swallowing razor blades despite paracetamol I would go to the GP as chances are it would be an infection. Similarly I would go for a cough if I was short of breath/wheezing. If it was just the mild kind you get with a cold though I wouldn't waste the GPs time.

Footle Thu 07-Jul-11 09:50:11

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

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