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Can a swollen throat go down without antibiotics? Or would it take too long?
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Dr. Joel Gallant
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
3 doctors agree
In brief: They get better
Most sore throats are due to viral infections, and antibiotics don't help.
There are exceptions, such as strep throat, in which antibiotics are recommended. However, they don't really shorten the duration of illness. They just prevent complications.

In brief: They get better
Most sore throats are due to viral infections, and antibiotics don't help.
There are exceptions, such as strep throat, in which antibiotics are recommended. However, they don't really shorten the duration of illness. They just prevent complications.
Dr. Joel Gallant
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Dr. Daniel Quon
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
In brief: Depends
The cause of the swelling in the throat needs to be identified first.
Some possible causes may be an abscess/bacterial infection, tumor, etc.

In brief: Depends
The cause of the swelling in the throat needs to be identified first.
Some possible causes may be an abscess/bacterial infection, tumor, etc.
Dr. Daniel Quon
Dr. Daniel Quon
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