U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
IE
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 answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Susan Rhoads
Family Medicine 38 years experience
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.

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Educational text
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership

Similar questions

IE
A 43-year-old female asked:

After swollen glands is gone with antibiotics. How long for an inflamed red throat to go away.

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Aleks Radovic
A Verified Doctoranswered
A US doctor answeredLearn more
ABX: take days to start working. A sore throat may take up to a week to resolve. Try salt water gargle/spit, honey, and lozenges until then. Best of luck!

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Educational text
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership
Last updated Nov 30, 2014

Disclaimer:

Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.