When should you go to the doctor for a sore throat?

In most cases, your sore throat will improve with at-home treatment. However, it's time to see your doctor if a severe sore throat and a fever over 101 degrees lasts longer than one to two days; you have difficulty sleeping because your throat is blocked by swollen tonsils or adenoids; or a red rash appears.

Furthermore, how fast can I get rid of a sore throat?

Part 1 Using Home Remedies to Relieve a Sore Throat

  1. Gargle to help reduce swelling and relieve discomfort.
  2. Use nonprescription throat lozenges for relief.
  3. Use throat sprays for relief.
  4. Soothe your throat pain with a warm compress.
  5. Make a compress out of chamomile.
  6. Make a plaster with sea salt and water.

How long does a sore throat last without antibiotics?

Strep throat usually goes away in 3 to 7 days with or without antibiotic treatment. In contrast, if allergies or irritants are the cause of your sore throat, it will usually last longer unless the cause is eliminated.

How long does it take to get a sore throat after exposure?

There are more than 100 types of strep, although they don't all cause throat infections. The illness usually begins within two to five days after exposure to the bacteria, so if yours was diagnosed more than about five days ago and no one else in your family is sick, they are unlikely to catch it from you now.