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For a while now the sides of my throat have been very red and the doctor told me it was a viral infection. It has been a while and it is still red. ?

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Dr. Hunter Handsfield
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In brief: How long is a while?

What do you mean by "a while"? If it's a few days, no problem -- it often takes a week or a little more for garden variety viral pharyngitis to clear up.
If pain or fever have lasted more than a week, or if you develop inflamed swollen lymph nodes, contact your doctor for further advice and maybe testing for things like strep or infectious mononucleosis (mono).

In brief: How long is a while?

What do you mean by "a while"? If it's a few days, no problem -- it often takes a week or a little more for garden variety viral pharyngitis to clear up.
If pain or fever have lasted more than a week, or if you develop inflamed swollen lymph nodes, contact your doctor for further advice and maybe testing for things like strep or infectious mononucleosis (mono).
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