How long does a throat infection last? I’m just starting to get sick with a cold. I can’t miss too many days of work.
Jessie, Vicennes, IN
The answer to how long does a throat infection last depends on a few things. Normally, a sore throat can last five to seven days. But if you take good of yourself, you might not suffer from throat pain for that long.
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If you want to get over a sore throat as fast as possible, try these tips. First, get plenty of rest and drink lots of liquids. Since it probably hurts to swallow, stick to warm drinks and soups to soothe your throat. For example, try sipping on four ounces of warm water mixed with a teaspoon each of honey and lemon juice.
Also, gargle with salt water to reduce any swelling. Besides that, you can gargle with food grade hydrogen peroxide diluted with water or apple cider vinegar mixed with water. And marshmallows are good at coating the inside of your throat to make it feel better.
Be sure to visit the doctor if your symptoms worsen. You might have strep throat if you have swollen glands, fever, and white spots in your throat. Strep can take ten days to go away, and it’s important to take any antibiotics a doctor might prescribe you for it.
On the whole, I hope your throat infection goes away quickly, and you feel better soon.