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

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asked Feb 7 in Other- Health by Oniao (280 points)
How long does it take normally for a sore throat to go away?

I started getting a sore throat yesterday and it's gotten worse today. How should I expect this sore throat to last and is there any home remedies I can do at home to speed up the process of getting rid of the sore throat?

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answered Feb 7 by Adf289 (28,580 points)
Usually when I have a sore throat my sore throat starts to get better in 5 days and the sore throat is usually fully gone within 7 days.

If your sore throat lasts longer than 7 days and gets worse then you should go see a doctor to be sure it's not Strep Throat instead of just a regular sore throat.

Your doctor can also prescribe you some antibiotics to help clear up the sore throat if it doesn't go away on it's own.

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