A 39-year-old member asked:
I've had very sore throat, swollen glands and ear ache for over 3 days now. when will it stop?
1 doctor answer • 3 doctors weighed in
Family Medicine 46 years experience
Needs evaluation: See a doctor, could be viral or may need antibiotics for a bacterial infection. If bacterial, it will be a number of days on antibiotics but be certain to take anything prescribed until all the pills are finished; if viral could be a number of weeks.
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Last updated Jan 25, 2018
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