Seattle Acupuncture Associates

Viral infections frequently cause sore throats. These cases will not benefit from antibiotics. Acupuncture may alleviate the pain, although your body can typically resolve such an infection within about a week on its own. Some cases are caused by bacteria, and these can have more serious consequences. Get checked by your doctor if your sore throat comes on fast with a fever or pain in the front of your neck. Also see your doctor for problems with swallowing or breathing, or if the sore throat persists longer than a week.