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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. HARRY OPSIMOS
22 years experience Pediatric Pulmonology
Week or two: about a week

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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Louis Gallia
45 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
5-7 days: 5-7 days. If it lasts longer, see ENT doc; it may be bacterial and require antibiotics.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bernstein Joel
60 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
1 to 2 weeks: A viral pharyngitis lasts an average of one to two weeks, i believe the virus may be viable during that time and therefore, you should not cough or g ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Davant
49 years experience Family Medicine
Cheer up: You were probably most contagious just before you got sick, so the virus could spread before you went to bed. If you have a fever, wait until it's nor ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Franklyn Gergits
29 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Virus illness: Greetings. The cough, throat pain, fever and chills typically last ~5days. If your symptoms last longer, see your doctor for an evaluation. Antibiotic ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
52 years experience Ophthalmology
Depends: A viral URI can last from 3-12 days, depending upon the organism and your state of health. Some may develop a delayed coughing interval as the sore t ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ahmad Ibrahim
19 years experience Urgent Care
Depends: Now if you have mono sometimes this can last several weeks. Granted you have already been tested for strep you will not need antibiotics. I would see ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Franklyn Gergits
29 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Fever on Abx: Hello, a sore throat may be a tonsillitis that is resistant to the azithromycin. Since this antibiotic has been so widely used, bacteria have become r ... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rifat Naghmi
46 years experience Internal Medicine
Sore throat: 2-4 weeks
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Franklyn Gergits
29 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Sore Throat: Hello, over the counter meds such as Acetaminophen with a decongestant will help you feel better. Rest and liquids will help too.

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