(inflammation of the pharynx) may take a day or two to see any relief with the antibiotics. Continue taking the antibiotic as directed. The tender areas are due to inflammation of the lymph
nodes. Lymph nodes help clear infection. They are also prone to become more tender as a person palpates them.
For temporary relief of your sore throat
, you may get an over-the-counter spray analgesic
such as Cepacol. Additionally, you may gargle with warm salt water.