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How Long Should A Sore Throat Last
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
I've had sore throat pain since thursday, & its sunday now.Ive taken Advil (ibuprofen) a few times.. How long should a sore throat last? What can I do to stop it?
I have never had a sore throat last this long and now it's accompanied with painful swallowing. any ideas on how to soothe my pain?
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
Depends: If the sore throat is indeed from post-nasal drips, it will likely bothers you as long as there is post-nasal drips. Having said that, this association is far less common than believed by most people. If problem persists >1 week even after you have taken medication (nasal steroid?) for nasal allergies, see your doctor. ...Read more
Can sore throat due to larynogopharyngeal reflux last for long time like over 18 months? Can it eventually turn into something serious?
LPR: Greetings, LPR takes a long time to develop. Most often it goes unnoticed for an extended period of time until the delicate membranes become so irritated that you feel pain. Likewise, it takes time for recovery once the reflux is addressed. A complication of untreated LPR could be laryngeal cancer. This would occur more likely in a smoker with a strong family history of cancer. Get checked - ENT. ...Read more
If progressive...: Exposure of the vocal cords to stomach acid& pepsin will result in inflammation of the vocal cords (as is also often seen with acid regurgitation). Acute laryngitis may result, but watch out for chronic hoarseness, throat clearing, airway spasms, bronchitis, an asthma-type presentation, even a higher risk of throat cancer. Initiate acid blockers to start healing & treat GERD manifestations. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Why do you ask?: I believe we have already visited. A simple sore throat without systemic signs is very, very unlikely to be HIV. Only you know whether you had a risky exposure a few weeks ago. If you did, you need to get a state-of-the-art HIV test simply because you're anxious. If you're okay, be glad, love more carefully from now on, talk about your anxiety with ur Dr, and resolve not to let fear dominate you ...Read more
How long does rebound acid production last after reducing omeprazole dose. I have gone from 20 to 10mg and now have a daily sore throat. ?
Get followup: If after a dose reduction you experience increased symptoms, see your physician. Don't do anything on your own. Frequent "sore throats" from acid should be investigated. Good Luck. ...Read more
Flu shot Friday, yesterday very achy, no appetite, sore throat, feeling the same way today. Can this be from the shot? If so how long can it last?
Unlikely: Influenza vaccine causes only two types of side effects: pain or discomfort at the injection site, usually mild and generally gone within 2-3 days; and rare allergic reactions. It rarely or never causes flu-like symptoms like yours. Probably you were just unlucky, catching a garden variety viral illness (or conceivably influenza itself) in the past few days. Contact your doctor if it continues. ...Read more
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