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How Long Do Sore Throats Last
Sore throat: Having chronic sorethroat and body ache, insufficient information to give you any advice. Not sure what kind of testings were done. If it is associated with chronic tonsil infection surgical removal of the tonsils might help. If it was not done already it is worth checking for immunoglobulin deficiency, consider consult with Allergist ...Read more
Depends: Sore throats are caused by many things. Sometime allergies and drainage. Control that and the st goes away. Some are due to bacterial infections. Treat the infection and the throat gets better in 3-5 days. Some are viral. These can last from 3-5 days to 1-2 weeks. Usually not medications to use, just symptomatic treatment. Prolonged st---get checked out! ...Read more
Less than a week: Viral sorethoats usually last only 3-5 days at most. Strep throat can last longer without treatment. Should get checked for strep if fever >3 days, body aches, white spots on tonsils, tender glands in neck. Mononucleosis and sorethroat from allergies or acid reflux can last much longer. Should probably get any sorethroat that lasts longer than 10 days checked out. ...Read more
That depends.: Do you have strep throat symptoms? Sxs of strep throat can include: large, red painful tonsils with white exudates; small red dots on the roof of the mouth; swollen lymph nodes on the neck; fever, headache, rash, difficulty swallowing, fatigue & rash. Someone with strep throat will be contagious until you have been on antibiotics for at least 24 hours and for up to 3 weeks if you are not >>>. ...Read more
Depends on cause: Infectious - usually several days to a week. ...Read more
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