Doctor insights on:
How Long Does It Take For A Sore Throat To Heal Without Antibiotics
Good question-: Knowing that a majority of sore throats are caused by viral (not bacterial) infections, antibiotics will not work . Give it about a week for your body's immune system to deal with it. Supportive mgmt may help. However, if it doesn't get better, symptoms worsen, you can't swallow or take anything by mouth, your breathing is affected, or you feel absolutely terrible, call your doctor immediately. ...Read more
If it is viral it: Might take as little as a couple of days or longer than a week. Rest, hydrate well with water ; stay far, far away from cigarette smoke. You can keep mucosa moist with a humidifier. Add honey ; a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea. Slippery elm bark lozenges are another option. Saltwater gargles: mix 1 tsp salt in 8 oz warm water – gargle several times a day. ...Read more
Depends on the cause: A typical viral infection should be resolving in about a week. Bacterial infections may not resolve until treated with an antibiotic. Sore throats from acid reflux can last a long time if the reflux is not treated well. Typically a sore throat should be evaluated by a doctor if not improving within a couple of weeks. Of course depending on the severity of the sore throat and other symptoms. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: If cellulitis is bacterial and you have an antibiotic that the bug is sensitive to, there can be dramatic improvement(assuming you are in good health, etc). Might take longer to have a less sensitive bug respond. Lots of variables here, of course, but you get the idea. I hope you get well soon! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Better in few days: Swollen glands caused by infection start getting better after about 3 days on antibiotic as long as the right medication was chosen. Complete resolution may take weeks to months sometimes. Follow up with your doctor for a re-check if need be. Remember that some swollen glands are not from infections. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Depends: Those that are viral would improve within a few days and be back to normal in a week. Those that are bacterial might self heal in 4-6 weeks or go on to create a chronic problem. ...Read more
Not long: In my experience they come on very fast. Usually there is some tingling or mild pain. Next a small pink bump shows up. By the next day it is a larger, red, fluid filled blister. If you ask your doctor for a prescription for acyclovir, Valtrex (valacyclovir) or Famvir you can take it at the first sign. Taking it right away will usually keep it from turning into an ugly fever blister. Also abreva helps (otc). ...Read more
Depends: Varies. Many causes, including infectious, inflammatory, cancerous. The cause determines the length of time to heal. ...Read more
The deepr the longer: Pressure ulcers vary from simple abrasion of the skin to deep into muscle with exposed bone. If pressure ulcer is superficial , healing may be complete in 3-4 weeks. For deep ulcers 12-16 weeks might be needed. Some pressure ulcer will never heal unless surgery is done. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
7-10 days: Usually 7- 10 days.Get a more detailed answer ›
- Talk to a doctor live online for free
- How long does it take for a uti to heal with antibiotics?
- How long does folliculitis take to heal with antibiotics?
- How long does a cold sore take to heal?
- Ask a doctor a question free online
- How long does it take for soreness to heal?
- How long does root canal take to heal and is antibiotics required afterwards?
- How long does it take for cellulitis to heal after antibiotics?
- How long does it take a ruptured spleen to heal without treatment?
- Talk to a infectious disease specialist online