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How Long Does Pharyngitis 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
5-10 days: Depends on diagnosis causing infection also which antiobiotic is used and its dosing. ...Read more
I have developed pharyngitis. I do not smoke, but I sing in smokey bars. Ive had it for 4 days and got treated today. How long before I can sing again?
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
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
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
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 :(?
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