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Hello. This is Dr Geyik and I will be assisting you today.
Can I please ask your age and if you have any white patches/pus on your tonsils, pain anywhere else, fever, cough, breathing difficulties, vomiting, bleeding, etc?
The most common cause of sore throat is a viral illness/tonsillitis. This sort of infection can last up to 7-10 days, and you don't always need antibiotics for this.
You can take paracetamol and/or ibuprofen for the pain if you are not allergic to these medicines and you don't have asthma or stomach issues. And you can also try warm drinks with lemon/honey/ginger and steaming.
However, if your symptoms are quite severe or you feel unwell, you should call 111 for an assessment and possible antibiotics.
You can also contact one of the following telemedicine sites if needed as they do prescribe medications but NHS 111 is free of charge:
Viral tonsillitis do go away on their own but obviously, if you feel very unwell and develop white patches or pus on your tonsils, you will require oral antibiotics.
You are most welcome and best wishes!