What is chronic pharyngitis?
In this regard, how long does chronic pharyngitis last?
For chronic pharyngitis, your provider will look for other causes. How long will the effects last? Viral pharyngitis often goes away in 5 to 7 days. If you have bacterial pharyngitis, you will feel better after you have taken antibiotics for 2 to 3 days.
Subsequently, question is, what are the symptoms of pharyngitis?
- runny nose.
- body aches.
- fever (a low-grade fever with a cold and higher-grade fever with the flu)
Secondly, is chronic pharyngitis contagious?
Yes, pharyngitis (viral and bacterial) is contagious and can be transmitted from one person to another. Usually, mucus, nasal discharge and saliva can contain the viruses and/or bacteria that can cause sore throat. Consequently, even kissing can cause transfer of these organisms.
How do you get rid of pharyngitis?
There is no specific treatment for viral pharyngitis. You can relieve symptoms by gargling with warm salt water several times a day (use one half teaspoon or 3 grams of salt in a glass of warm water). Taking anti-inflammatory medicine, such as acetaminophen, can control fever.