When to get medical advice

You don't usually need to get medical adviceif youhavea sore throat.

But it's a good idea tocontact your GP or NHS 111 if:

  • your symptoms are severe
  • you have persistent symptoms thathaven't started to improve after a week
  • you experience severe sore throats frequently
  • you have a weak immune system for example, you have HIV , are having chemotherapy , or are taking medication that suppresses your immune system
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Medically Reviewed by a doctor on 21 Dez 2018