Sore Throat - Antibiotics

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Are antibiotics necessary for a sore throat?

The need for antibiotics depends on the underlying cause of the sore throat. If your sore throat is being caused by a bacterial infection, such as strep throat, then you do require a course of antibiotics to resolve the infection. You must complete the full course of antibiotics prescribed, even if you are feeling better after a few days.

However, because most cases of sore throat are caused by a viral infection, the use of antibiotics in these situations is not needed. Antibiotics will not have any effect on a viral infection, as it will need to run its course and your body's natural defenses will typically clear this type of infection.

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Published: November 04

I had a sore throat back July 22 and was treated with antibiotics and hydrocodone it was not strep, and it cleared up. Last night it started again and I have taken two doses of the hydrocodone. This has not happened before. I'm trying to determine if I need to see the doctor again.

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