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.

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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?

Risk. you are at a risky age for a number of things to happen ranging from mild infections to throat cancer best thing to do is to see an ENT specialist to figure it out, and for peace of mind. Read more...

How long would sore throat last?

Depends. Viral illness better in a couple days. Bacterial sore throat better in a few days once antibiotic started. Chronic tonsillitis and tumors cause constant throat pain. Sore throat longer than 2-3 weeks needs ENT evaluation. Read more...

Can someone tell me how long will my sore throat last?

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...

On average, how long will a sore throat normally last?

Depends. Both strep and viral sore throats are usually better in 5-7 days or less. If you have mono, they can last a lot longer. Read more...