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When should I see a doctor about my throat disorder?

If you have a throat problem, call or go to the doctor or clinic for:
  • Increased trouble swallowing or trouble breathing
  • White or yellow spots or patches in your throat
  • Baby or child drooling much more than usual
  • Child with sore throat plus fever or vomiting
  • Hoarse voice that lasts more than a week
  • High fever or long-lasting fever
  • Sore throat that gets worse each day

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