A 43-year-old female asked:
after swollen glands is gone how long for an inflamed and red throat to go away without antibiotics?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Susan Rhoads answered
37 years experience Family Medicine
Careful!: If you have strep throat, your symptoms will go away without antibiotics but you could get rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease if you don't take them. Get a throat culture to be sure! If you have strep, antibiotics help pretty fast and you'll feel better sooner, too.
Answered on Nov 30, 2014
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