Sore throat can last for a week.
They’re usually nothing to worry about and get better by themselves.
Antibiotics won’t usually help.
A sore throat can last for a week. It’s usually nothing to worry about and will get better by itself.
Most sore throats are caused by a virus (like cold or flu). Very occasionally, bacteria will be the cause. Antibiotics won’t usually help, unless it’s a bacterial infection.
Rest as much as possible, drink plenty of water, eat cool or soft foods.
To soothe the pain:
Seek medical advice if: