A sore throat is due to tonsillitis and or pharangyntis. Which can be due to viral or bacterial. Viral is usually self resolving in 3 to 5 days. You just need to take lots of fluidsin addition paracrtamol and NSAIDs will help wuth the symptoms. As for bacterial tonsillitis you need antibiotics. You should be seen and examined by a physician to be able to differntiate between the two and receive the approproate therapy.
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It is recommended that all individuals see a Family Doctor for a full medical examination annually. Adults should get their blood pressure checked (US Preventive Task Force), a flu vaccine (CDC) and more each year.