How long should a sore throat last before going to the doctor?

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asked Dec 13, 2021 in Other- Health by Twovisions (540 points)
How long should a sore throat last before going to the doctor?

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answered Dec 13, 2021 by AngieSmit (29,310 points)
If your sore throat lasts longer than 6 to 7 days you should see a doctor.

Although in some cases a sore throat may last longer than 7 days and up to 14 days, most sore throats go away within 5 to 6 days.

But it's a good idea to see your doctor or a doctor after 6 days of the sore throat not going away as it could be strep throat instead of a sore throat.

Sore throats will go away within a week to 14 days even without treatment.

Gargle with salt water—but steer clear of apple cider vinegar.
Drink extra-cold liquids.
Suck on an ice pop.
Fight dry air with a humidifier.
Skip acidic foods.
Swallow antacids.
Sip herbal teas.
Coat and soothe your throat with honey.

Although you can do some things to help speed up the recovery of the sore throat and help your throat feel better fast.

Some things you can do to get rid of a sore throat quickly include.

Listerine helps kill bacteria in your mouth and so gargling with Listerine can help get rid of a sore throat.

You can also gargle with salt water, apple cider vinegar and even hydrogen peroxide.

Sipping on some hot tea with hone is also good for a sore throat.

Listerine can help to kill germs that cause sore throats and it helps to keep you gums and teeth healthy as well.

Gargling with warm salt water would help more though to cure a sore throat than Listerine would but Listerine is a good thing to use for sore throats as well.

Another home remedy for curing sore throats is gargling with some apple cider vinegar as apple cider vinegar is a natural antibiotic and can help kill the bacteria that causes a sore throat.

I've had great success in getting rid of a sore throat when gargling with warm salt water as well as apple cider vinegar.

Using both the apple cider vinegar and warm salt water helped to get rid of my sore throats within 4 days instead of the normal 7 to 10 days that it used to take my sore throats to cure.

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