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What is the longest for acute pharyngitis, my doc says it's acute but had for 16days given antibiotic on 10th day, is it acute for leaving it a bit late?

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Dr. Dominic Riganotti
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease

In brief: Acute vs chronic

Anywhere from 40-80% of pharyngitis is viral.
Antibiotics on the 10th day was to ensure it was not bacterial ie strep (but strep test should have been performed). It is a little late to call it acute anymore...But that is just semantics. The focas should be on curing your situation. An ENT may be able to help.

In brief: Acute vs chronic

Anywhere from 40-80% of pharyngitis is viral.
Antibiotics on the 10th day was to ensure it was not bacterial ie strep (but strep test should have been performed). It is a little late to call it acute anymore...But that is just semantics. The focas should be on curing your situation. An ENT may be able to help.
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