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Can you tell me how long should pharyngitis last?

Can you tell me how long should pharyngitis last?

Pharyngitis: It depends on the cause. Strep will resolve within a week even if it is untreated. With treatment, it will generally get better within 48 hrs. Viral pharyngitis will also usually resove within a week. Mono will last longer and can be more severe. ...Read more

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Pharyngitis (Definition)

It is the inflammation of the pharynx, a structure that extends from the base of your skull to larynx and inlet to esophagus, behind your nose includes your tonsils and tongue base. Causes of inflammation is most often viral or bacterial. It is often ...Read more


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I have very slight swelling of one tonsil with sharp pain when I swallow. No other symptoms. I suspect it is viral pharyngitis, how long will it last?

I have very slight swelling of one tonsil with sharp pain when I swallow. No other symptoms. I suspect it is viral pharyngitis, how long will it last?

Totally depends...: ...on your own immune reaction, the specific virus & whether you get a secondary bacterial infection. If it's truly a virus, expect anywhere from a 3-10 day ride, of varying severity. An acute EBV pharyngitis can last a few days, but a chronic infection in your liver & lymphocytes can brew for weeks to months. There are a gazillion viruses that can cause a sore throat, often never identified. ...Read more

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I have pharyngitis , how long does it take to heal?

5-10 days: Depends on diagnosis causing infection also which antiobiotic is used and its dosing. ...Read more

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How long does it takes for clindamycin to cure pharyngitis?

How long does it takes for clindamycin to cure pharyngitis?

Depends on cause: If your pharyngitis is bacterial, and a bacteria that is susceptible to clindamycin, you should start feeling better in 24-48 hours. Clindamycin will not treat a viral infection. Viral infections will usually go away after 7-10 days. If your symptoms are worsening on antibiotics or you have having a harder time breathing or swallowing, you may want to see your doctor. ...Read more

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Is pharyngitis supposed to be painful? And also include body aches all over. What should I take for the pain otc.? How long is recovery time usually?

Is pharyngitis supposed to be painful? And also include body aches all over. What should I take for the pain otc.? How long is recovery time usually?

Yes : Yes any inflammatory process in any part of body is painful and needs appropriate treatment for that , any otc anti inflammatory helpful for pain , it is better you see your doctor to find out cause. ...Read more

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If in cold weather I go long distance in two wheeler or if I switch on fan in night next day I got tonsillis pharyngitis every month wt is cause?

Mouth breathing: pay attention to whether your mouth is open on the two wheeler and during sleep(ask your partner). we are supposed to breath through the nose to warm, filter and humidify the air; otherwise the dry cold air irritates the mucosa and results in inflammation and immune responses ...Read more

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How long does it take for streptococcal pharyngitis to grow on agar in petri dishes?

How long does it take for streptococcal pharyngitis to grow on agar in petri dishes?

Up to 2 days: Generally if it hasn't grown in 2 days or less then it is not going to. A throat culture would be considered negative after no growth in 48 hours. ...Read more

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I've had a sensation of not being able to swallow but i can, i'm 18 i'm scared I have cancer because its lasted 2 weeks, pharmacy sai pharyngitis :(?

I've had a sensation of not being able to swallow but i can, i'm 18 i'm scared I have cancer because its lasted 2 weeks, pharmacy sai pharyngitis :(?

Cancer unlikely : At your age. More commonly infection, trauma, or thyroid inflammation/enlargement. Very unlikely to be cancer! see your doctor if it does not resolve. You may need an endoscopy. ...Read more

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