All That Shivers Is Not A Cold

You wake up one morning with a sore, scratchy throat, feeling a little run down. The next night, your throat pain gets even worse, and you experience mild fever, with sweats and chills. Your nose is a little stuffy and runny. Your muscles ache. You're feeling even more tired. After a few days, your symptoms […]

Is That Scratchy Throat Really A Cold? The Case Against Strep Throat (Part 2)

In my last post I described a typical person that sees me for a few day history of throat pain. She has cold-like symptoms, but her exam is essentially normal. Her voice box does show mild swelling and inflammation, consistent with laryngopharyngeal reflux disease.  Upon further questioning, she remembers that she did have a late […]