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When to take antibiotics for a sore throat?

When to take antibiotics for a sore throat?

When they do occur, your doctor may prescribe antibiotics, such as penicillin or amoxicillin. Antibiotics can shorten the duration of a sore throat quickly. They may help reduce pain and inflammation within one to two days. When not taking antibiotics, bacterial infections and the sore throats they cause may last anywhere from a week to 10 days.

When to take your child to the GP for a sore throat?

Sore throat 1 Sore throats are often caused by viral infections, but can also be caused by bacterial infections. 2 Take your child to the GP if he has a sore throat and also has trouble breathing, is drooling, has a stiff neck or has a fever. 3 The way you treat a sore throat depends on its cause.

How long does it take for a sore throat to go away?

Antibiotics can shorten the duration of a sore throat quickly. They may help reduce pain and inflammation within one to two days. When not taking antibiotics, bacterial infections and the sore throats they cause may last anywhere from a week to 10 days. Sore throats caused by bacteria can sometimes be associated with a more serious illness.

How to treat a sore throat caused by a viral infection?

Antibiotics won’t help with viral infections. All you can do for a sore throat caused by viral infection is treat the symptoms by: giving your child saline nose drops to help with a blocked nose giving your child paracetamol or ibuprofen in recommended doses to help with pain

What causes persistent sore throat?how to treat?

In some cases, bacterial colonization can also present with symptoms of sore throat, which generally responds very well to antibiotics. Sore throat caused by mononucleosis infection usually runs a more chronic course. Some other causes include: 1. Using too Much Voice Persistent sore throat is very common after long periods of excessive shouting.

When did my sore throat start to go away?

4 weeks ago i woke up one day feeling very sore and fatigued with a very bad sore throat. The sore throat got worse after few days although the body pain disappeared and it got to bad that i couldn’t swallow food or liquids.

Why does my throat hurt after taking antibiotics?

The last dose of my antibiotics finished last week and again 5 days after im having the sore throat again. So basically i took 3 different antibiotics and my throat still hurts. I have no fever, mono is negative, strep *swab test* was negative (i was put on antibiotics anyways although the strep was negative, not sure why?)

When to go to the ER for a sore throat?

Also, you should get immediate care if your child has severe signs such as difficulty breathing or swallowing or unusual drooling, which might indicate an inability to swallow. For a sore throat, acetaminophen (Tylenol) or other mild pain relievers may ease pain and fever.