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Most sore throats are caused by virus infections which do not respond to antibiotics. Sip iced water regularly. Treat an associated fever as outlined above, but gargling with soluble Aspirin before swallowing can help a lot to ease a sore throat., but do not use in children under 12 years.
Contact the doctor if it is still worsening after two days, if the temperature is constantly raised or if there is marked earache. If you are worried seek our advice.