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Lionwood Medical Practice

Lionwood Medical Practice

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Our aim is to be a patient-friendly practice which provides the very best of health care services
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Sore Throat



  • Most sore throats are viral and don't require antibiotics. But if the tonsils are inflamed or large, there may be a requirement for an antibiotic so contact the surgery.
  • Gargle soluble Aspirin or consult a pharmacist for throat sprays which contain local-anaesthetic.
  • Drink plenty of fluids and stay indoors and keep warm.
  • Symptoms usually settle within 7 days. If they go on longer than that, contact the surgery, as you may have glandular fever. A blood test is needed to check for this.

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