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Persistent sore throat

A sore throat that persists for several weeks can be a sign of a medical condition that needs attention

Echinacea is a traditional herb known to aid the body in its fight against the symptoms of cold and flu. Supplements like Echinaforce help increase the body’s resistance to infection by strengthening the immune system, allowing the body to fight the misery of colds and flu.


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  • Kayla Hughes's photo avatar
    Kayla Hughes — 06.07.2017 00:32
    I have had a sore throat for 6 weeks. It will get better for a couple of days and come back. I went to my doctor and she saw nothing no swelling no redness no drainage I am so concerned


    • Dr Jen Tan's photo avatar
      Dr Jen Tan — 07.07.2017 09:01
      It is good that your doctor did not find anything sinister. However, if your sore throat does not resolve in the next 3 or 4 weeks, you should make another appointment to let them know that you still have the symptom.


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    Chilp — 14.05.2017 22:18
    My mum's had a sore now since Augest time last year 2016. She's still suffering with it now, her thorat is red, has little yellow dots at the back of her thorat and one side seems more swollen than the other. Can anyone give any information on it please? Thank you


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      Jen Tan — 15.05.2017 10:06
      The first thing we will need to check is that your mother has been to her doctor about this as persistent sore throat needs further investigation. The description you give suggests infection or inflammation in the lymph tissue at the back of her throat and this can be caused by viruses or bacteria. However, it will be good to get the diagnosis confirmed by her doctors.


  • Sam Reed's photo avatar
    Sam Reed — 10.05.2017 19:53
    I've had a sore throat for 5 weeks now and no amount of pain killers will work. I have no other symptoms


    • Jen Tan's photo avatar
      Jen Tan — 10.05.2017 22:21
      The most common cause of a sore throat will be a viral or bacterial infection and these can come about without other symptoms of a cold or flu. There are other causes of a persistent sore throat to consider and as you have had symptoms for 5 weeks, you should make an appointment to see your doctor.


    • Mike's photo avatar
      Mike — 29.05.2017 05:17
      Eat raw ginger Sam for about a week. It will clear.


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      Mel — 12.07.2017 07:24


    • Aeyvin's photo avatar
      Aeyvin — 12.07.2017 07:24
      Does it work?


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